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#2266628 - 06/20/08 07:30 PM show us your shotguns
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OK I will admit that I am a gun nut and have a few custom rifles, but shotguns are my thing. I really like figured wood and have been known to buy a gun just because of the figure in the wood. So let's see your shotguns. The rifle guys like to show their stuff off, so why not us shotgun nuts.

I will start:
My K-80 30" trap barrels with Briley screw in chokes and sub gage tube to shoot skeet with. The stock was custom made to fit me and has 32 lpi checkering.








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#2266644 - 06/20/08 07:36 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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It all started in the early 80's with this gun. It is a Ruger Red Label 20 ga with the blued receiver.





this is my trap gun. A Browning Special Trap with 32" barrels and an Anton Rollover custom stock.




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#2266661 - 06/20/08 07:43 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Next up is my pride and joy. It is a Winchester 101 XTR light weight that belonged to my best friend. When he got killed his wife gave me this gun and I had this custom stock made for it a tribute to him.
It is a 20 ga with right at 28" barrels and 32 lpi checkering. I ask for 20 lpi as this is my field gun but the stock maker said it was too nice a piece of wood not to do 32 lines on, so that is what I got.





note the way he did the patterns and had them tie together with just diamond. He told me what he was going to do, but I did not understand until I say it myself.



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#2266664 - 06/20/08 07:45 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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ok there are 4 of mine, lets see some of yours.
I will post some more later....
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#2266685 - 06/20/08 07:57 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Stunning set of doubles there pullit. They litteraly put my go to gun to shame.
Well, crud, I thought I had a better image of it.

:just dandy, a link. gotta' figure out posting images:


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#2266699 - 06/20/08 08:10 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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that is no chunk of firewood sir, that is a great looking stock.
Is that an A-5 or a Model 11 or one of the other A-5 clones?
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#2266737 - 06/20/08 08:42 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Thanks for the compliment, but ya' ain't seen it in person.

She's a pre-war (1939) A5 in 16 gauge. Since I didn't want to molest the factory barrel I added a spare and had it tubed.

All in all I should have turned it over to Donnie, but a fella's got to try his first tang gun sometime. Do yer'self a favor, steer away from burl woods. They're a PITA to get an even surface and then the finish will foam until the seal is complete. This one took 6-7 coats of thinned AG before it quit foaming.
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#2266962 - 06/21/08 05:06 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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by the way, welcome to the fire....

A sweet 16 with wood like that, man it does not get any better...
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#2267288 - 06/21/08 09:36 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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That is a really fine piece of wood...you did well.

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#2270574 - 06/23/08 09:50 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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Excellent work.. Is it just the pix and light combo that makes the fore-end look more reddish than the buttstock?

Very nice piece 'o wood...
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#2270609 - 06/23/08 10:12 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Cowboy, thought I would help you out.

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#2270634 - 06/23/08 10:31 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Ok, I'll share.. Below is an SKB model 880 Crown Grade in 12 gauge and it's my absolutely favorite shotgun.. According to Ithaca (I have a letter from them somewhere around here) they made/imported only 60 of these; half with 30" barrel, half with 32's.. Mine's a 30". A few 880s were made as a combo set and a few in 20 gauge, but overall these are quite rare.. I bought this brand spankin' new in 1980 and it's still in better than 98% condition..







I take it out about once a year for a round of trap just for kicks.. And yeah, it still breaks clays with the best of 'em.. I wouldn't sell it for anything..
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#2270668 - 06/23/08 10:52 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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very nice. Is that stock the org. or did you have extra checkering cut? I have never seen one checkered like that or that patteren.
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#2270874 - 06/23/08 12:58 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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It's totally original...
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#2270918 - 06/23/08 01:34 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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it sure is nice....
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#2271068 - 06/23/08 03:26 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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 Originally Posted By: Redneck
Excellent work.. Is it just the pix and light combo that makes the fore-end look more reddish than the buttstock?

Very nice piece 'o wood...


Part of it's the lighting, but mainly it's my mistake. I had put it into the barrel to amonia fume when I got a call which took me out of town right pronto. I forgot to take it out of the barrel and no amount of time with the butt would make them match.

I love that checkering pattern on your SKB. I've considered something similar to that on my A5 but as dificult as that stuff is to chisel, it might be a nightmare to checker.

Hey pullit, thanks for the pic. I still haven't read up yet on how to do that.
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#2271218 - 06/23/08 04:35 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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cowboy, not a problem..
did you make that stock yourself?
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#2271301 - 06/23/08 05:13 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I wish. I used the old beat up factory butt to make a pattern that fit me properly and then had Donnie Gemes duplicate it on his pantograph. Sure wish I were that talented though, wouldn't be working a 7-3 five day week at the plant. Semi-inlets are as far as I have advansed so far.
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#2271338 - 06/23/08 05:32 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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This is true, Old World Craftsmanship. This is a 10 bore on a massive 8 bore frame. A beautiful piece of wood with painstaking handfitting in both wood and locks. A Burmingham England gun with Westley Richards action, Stanton sidelocks, Thomas Kilby & Sons damascus barrels. The engraving is fine and the fences around the hammers as well as the hammers themselves, speak of nothing but craftsmanship. A pleasure to own and shoot, but a tad heavy for a day in the field. It has 32 inch barrels and weighs 12 1/2 pounds....

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#2271364 - 06/23/08 05:44 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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You sir, make me green with envy.
The only 'old world' double I have is a 1915 Husqvarna Mod.20. But I will brag, she's a lot lighter than 12 1/2#.

Now I'm gonna' hafta' clear my bench again to put a backdrop down.
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#2271374 - 06/23/08 05:51 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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I love that wood on that gun. I have to admit, I don't own a rabbit ear'ed gun, but have alway had a deep love for them.

12.5 lbs...wow, that is a little heavier than I would want to tote all day...
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#2271700 - 06/23/08 08:38 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Wow!!! Those are some beautiful scatter-guns.... \:\)

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#2271827 - 06/23/08 09:37 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Nebraska]
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I went back to the safe, here is another beautiful original English hammergun. It is made in Birmingham by Hume, an early side lever, damascus shotgun. The engraving is very nicely done with about 60% coverage, with nice fences, reminicent of the carry-over from the earlier percussion era.

It has 2 1/2 inch chambers, rebounding hammers and very nice sidelocks. It is hard to find good guns like this that are as old as this.

Half the fun is owning these, the other half is shooting them...













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#2272033 - 06/24/08 05:07 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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 Originally Posted By: AsphaltCowboy


Part of it's the lighting, but mainly it's my mistake. I had put it into the barrel to amonia fume when I got a call which took me out of town right pronto. I forgot to take it out of the barrel and no amount of time with the butt would make them match.
Excuse my ignorance but I've never heard of a process of 'amonia fuming'.. What does that do??

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I love that checkering pattern on your SKB. I've considered something similar to that on my A5 but as dificult as that stuff is to chisel, it might be a nightmare to checker.

Do you do your own checkering?? That is a true art. I know my own limitations and that's certainly one of 'em.. If you want to do something like that, print the pix and send the stock and pix to Sherry Abraham. I'm betting she can do a job like that..

Those old english shotguns are pure art.. Some day I need to take a couple of hours and make a trip to Duluth, MN and visit 'Pug's Guns'... He's got a high-end collectors shop in a kinda seedy, non-descript area of the city and specializes in big-bux European shotguns.. You'd never know it by looking at the storefront.. Reminds me of the shops one would see in south Chicago or Iraq... \:D
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#2272114 - 06/24/08 06:42 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Dang yall, thems some gorgeous shotguns!!!! Phew, absolutely amazing!!!
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#2272117 - 06/24/08 06:45 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Redneck
I am not a stock expert but I think the amonia bring out the color in the wood. I know stock makers also steam the wood to do the same type thing.
Cowboy (or anybody else)please correct me if I am wrong about this.
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#2272121 - 06/24/08 06:48 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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sharpnel
you do have some very nice older shotguns, that is for sure. I have seen several nice older guns but as you said it is hard to find "clean" ones. Looks like you sure did....
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#2272463 - 06/24/08 10:13 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
Redneck
I am not a stock expert but I think the amonia bring out the color in the wood. I know stock makers also steam the wood to do the same type thing.


Really.... I love to learn something new every day..

The stock below belongs to my second most favorite shotgun; an SKB M800.These were built circa 1980 also.. A guy in Michigan put this up for sale about 5 years ago. I had not seen a M800 before and the condition and price were excellent so I bought it.. Long story short, I could see some faint, nearly black lines in the buttstock, so I removed the wood and finish ( I don't care for urethanes on my shotguns) and noticed that it had been stained with a darker stain that actually covered the grain.. I removed it all, had Sherry Abraham clean up the checkering and refinished it in satin tung oil..

IMHO, this wood is outstanding and should be shown, not hidden with stain..




Something about good wood that makes/breaks the firearm... \:D \:D


Edited by Redneck (06/24/08 10:14 AM)
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#2272471 - 06/24/08 10:17 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Those Winnie M101's are nice firearms.. Good customer of mine probably has about 10 of 'em..
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#2272498 - 06/24/08 10:34 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I have a Beretta 391 right now that need the same thing done to it that you did to your SKB. You can see some good figure in the wood but it does not show up thru the finish very well. If you turn it just right you can see it. Been thinking I would tackle that job one of these days, so far I have been thinking that about 3 yrs now.....
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#2272510 - 06/24/08 10:37 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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You do have some good looking SKB's. I don't think I have ever seen any with the white grip caps before.
I really like the SKB 885 (I think thats the model number). It is the one with the side plates like your 880. I don't remember them (the 885's) having the white grip caps.
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#2272565 - 06/24/08 11:07 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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There's some very pretty wood on those shotgun's. The only thing that i have in a wood stock anymore is the wife's sweet sixteen and a Remy 1187 Upland Special.

Everything else is either black or camo. syn. bird/rabbit/turkey guns are synthetic, including Beretta 391 and Remy 1100's & 1187's. The places that i bird and rabbit hunt are rough and i worry about scratches and dings.

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#2272797 - 06/24/08 01:22 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: hunter1960]
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Beretta 391 for upland birds


Remington 870 Express 12ga. for turkey and waterfowl


H&R 20 ga. for a camp gun

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#2272812 - 06/24/08 01:29 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
You do have some good looking SKB's. I don't think I have ever seen any with the white grip caps before.
I really like the SKB 885 (I think thats the model number). It is the one with the side plates like your 880. I don't remember them (the 885's) having the white grip caps.
I drooled over the 885s for years.. Never could quite afford one the few times I found one..

The 885 did have the side plates like the 880. To my limited recollection they did not have the white caps.. Only the 880 and 800 had those..

Well, 3 years is enough!! Get going on that refinish! You'll be glad you did when it's over.. The worst part is removing the old crap.. I'm lucky to have a commercial furniture finish stripping business fairly close.. I just send them the wood and it comes back in about a week or so, completely stripped and down to pure wood.. All for $30... Best money spent! I can't begin to do that myself for that kind of bux.. I'd lose my butt.. \:D
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#2272857 - 06/24/08 02:02 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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shrapnel, sir; yesterday you made me green with envy. Now you've really piled it on, yer' killin' me. Pleeease, keep it up. \:D

That Hume is gorgeouse. Exactly the way a double gun should be built.
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#2272894 - 06/24/08 02:18 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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That is a great picture of the 391 and your dog. I see some tiger strip in that stock. Do you have a better photo that shows the entire stock. That photo was a little bit of a tease....
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#2272898 - 06/24/08 02:20 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
Redneck
I am not a stock expert but I think the amonia bring out the color in the wood. I know stock makers also steam the wood to do the same type thing.
Cowboy (or anybody else)please correct me if I am wrong about this.


Right you are sir. Amonia fumming reacts with tanic acid in the wood and force ages it. Some woods, such as walnut and oak, contain tanic acid by nature. Maple, as is the case with my A5 stock, needs to have tanic acid introduced. I find it much cheaper to brew up a strong cup of black tea and slobber that on as part of my whiskering stages.

It's kinda' shocking the first time you use this process. You're nice high dollar stock set just turned a nasty yellow/brown mustard yuck color. But fear not, once the whisker is removed and the first coats of finish have been applied the nice rich honey colors will come through.

You gotta' watch walnut though, and I mean that literaly. The color shift may seem gradual for a while, fifteen minutes later you peek in and your wood could be nearly black.

As for stains, I'm with you guys. That stuff's for decks and window sills.
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#2272990 - 06/24/08 03:13 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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pullit,

I have a couple other photos that are similar. The 391 has good figure in the wood but nothing fancy. If it is in the right light, the tiger stripes really show.

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#2273451 - 06/24/08 07:53 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lochsa]
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Here is my Franchi Alcione LF 12 guage with a Arizona quail slam...



My 870 express mag, my coyote shotgun!


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#2273596 - 06/24/08 09:27 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: firstcoueswas80]
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I went back into the safe and found a couple more nice looking shotguns. These are Winchester 101 Featherweight Pigeon Grades. They have 26 inch barrels and are vented between the barrels to help give the featherweight. One 12 gauge, the other is a 20 gauge.

There seem to be so many Browning shotguns out there, and I have always had a preference for the Winchester. These are not common, but are very nicely made and look good to boot.

















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#2273816 - 06/25/08 05:15 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Nice wood! I notice they're both straight stocks.. I've never been able to shoot one of those comfortably; my wrist just doesn't seem to wanna bend that much.. \:D

Very nice examples of Winchester shotguns..

AsphaltCowboy, I really appreciate the information you gave above.. I had absolutely NO knowledge of that process at all.. How do you do the actual fuming process? You mentioned a 'barrel'.. ???
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#2273870 - 06/25/08 05:59 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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those 101's sure are nice. Winchester could sure build a great shotgun that pointed great. Those are two of the cleanest I have ever seen.
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#2273877 - 06/25/08 06:02 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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how do you like the Franchi? Everybody I talked to say they kick but they look so good I have thought about buying one anyway....
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#2275793 - 06/25/08 09:35 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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 Originally Posted By: Redneck
AsphaltCowboy, I really appreciate the information you gave above.. I had absolutely NO knowledge of that process at all.. How do you do the actual fuming process? You mentioned a 'barrel'.. ???


It's so easy even a cave man could do it.

Be forewarned; once you fume, it CAN NOT be undone. Unlike stain which can be sanded out ammonia fuming is through and through. A four inch square of say maple will be the same color in it's center as it is on the outer surface.

The barrel I use is one of the cardboard dry chemical barrels that our plastic colorant comes in at work. You could simply use a large trash bag, but I always worry about the ammonia gettin' spilt so I use the barrel.

Of all the hardwoods I've no idea which contain tannic acid naturally other than walnut and oak. You won't need it for those. Maple for sure does not, and will need treated. I can't remember for sure about cherry.

Since a quart size tea bag is more convenient and cheaper than buying tannic acid I use those. Put the tea bag in a standard 12oz coffee mug, fill 3/4 or so with water and nuke it in the micro-wave to brew and then let cool.

You can put this on naked wood at any time, but I wait until I'm ready to whisker the stock and use the tea for my first whisker. Just slobber it on and let the stock dry, you can whisker or not afterwards, your choice.

Now for the ammonia and be careful with that stuff, it can strangle ya', best done in a well ventilated area or better yet outside. Half a cup is more than plenty. Put a small dish of some sort in the bottom of the barrel over at the edge where you wont bump it with the stock and pour a bit of ammonia into it. Next place your stock in and cover the barrel. If you use a bag just tie the top shut or clip with a large enough cloths pin or something.

Some woods will react faster and get darker than others, depends on how hard and dense it is. Each individual piece of wood is different. Harder=slower not as dark, softer=faster and darker (this applies to blond woods like maple, walnuts can actually turn black). For a one piece stock of rock maple I just put it in and forget it, Two piece sets can get tricky, unless you specifically requested it you seldom get a forearm blank which was cut from the same area of the wood slab. Even a piece from the same tree may react differently. For these I recommend a simple egg timer. The butt usually is the hardest, so fume it first. Check frequently and when it looks dark enough remove it. The process stops almost immediately. Here is where you really need the egg timer (and where I screwed the pooch with my A5). Set the timer in five minute intervals and check the progress. You can touch it, the ammonia won't harm your hands unless you're sensitive, so take it out and compare it to the butt. When the color starts getting close set the timer for shorter intervals until you get a match. The wood will take on a nasty yuck look on the surface, just ignore that it'll sand off when you do your whisker.

You've really got to watch walnut, too much time in the fumes and it can often turn black or near to it. You can also almost, get a faux ebony if you leave it overnight or longer.

I've had a lousy day so if I've confused you with any of this, let me know, I'll clear it up tomorrow when my head is where it belongs.
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#2276115 - 06/26/08 06:03 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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I understand all of it but the tea.. What's the tea for in this process??

I can't wait to try this.... \:D
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#2276229 - 06/26/08 07:07 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I'm not cowboy, but the tea is another way to bring out the color/contrast as opposed to using ammonia.

You might want to use the tea on walnut, or oak.

If I am wrong please tell me, but I think this is what he was saying.
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#2276688 - 06/26/08 09:59 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Hmmm... Now, I wonder just who discovered this in the first place? \:D \:D
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#2276844 - 06/26/08 11:14 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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somebody most likely spilled some on a piece of wood and said "hey look at this".....
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#2276894 - 06/26/08 11:36 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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LMAO... I think you're EXACTLY right...
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#2277625 - 06/26/08 06:28 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Sorry for the confussion guys. I had what had to be the worst day in fifteen years at work yesterday and I,,, well, I had my head up my butt and wasn't thinking to clearly.
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Now, let's see if I can clear this up fer y'all.

Tannic acid (it's what's in the tea) and ammonia are what creats the reaction in the wood. Some woods have tannic acid in them and some don't.

Walnuts and oaks already have tannic acid in them. Mother nature put it there so's we don't have to. Ain't that cool of her?
Maple and some of the other blond hardwoods don't have tanic acid so we have to put it on the wood. Mother nature makes us waste a perfectly good teabag. But it's a fair trade if'n ya' ask me, considering what we get in return.

I'm not sure where he got it from, but I found it in Roy Dunlap's book "Gunsmithing" If you don't have one I strongly recommend it. Goood reading.
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#2278002 - 06/26/08 09:47 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
firstcoueswas80
how do you like the Franchi? Everybody I talked to say they kick but they look so good I have thought about buying one anyway....


I love that Franchi! I got it in trade a few years ago for super cheap. The wood on it is amazing, and I can actually shoot the damn thing! I shoot instinctive, so I never use the bead but I can still hit chit! It fits me like a glove, which is surprising as I am 6'3 280 lbs. I have never notice it kicking like a mule. My 870 knocks me pretty good with 3" #4 buck shot for coyotes and jack rabbits.

I love my Franchi! Compared to a 20 guage, it is a little heavy but it performs flawlessly and sits me well!

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#2278154 - 06/27/08 03:44 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: firstcoueswas80]
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got any pictures of the whole stock? I really love nice wood.
You and I are about the same size. I am 6'4" and I have lost a little weight (I am on a diet). I was 279 and I am 263 now.
It is hard to find a gun with long enough length of pull.
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#2278229 - 06/27/08 04:58 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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FN-Browning B 25 "Spécial Chasse", 12 ga


Close up of above engraving


Browning B525 "Prestige", 12 ga 3"


J. Bury, 20 ga


Webley & Scott 700, 12 ga
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#2278335 - 06/27/08 06:17 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Andre]
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Those look especially yummy... Beautiful wood on that 525.
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#2278346 - 06/27/08 06:23 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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 Originally Posted By: AsphaltCowboy
I'm not sure where he got it from, but I found it in Roy Dunlap's book "Gunsmithing" If you don't have one I strongly recommend it. Goood reading.
I know I've had that book but OF COURSE I can't find it right now..


Grrr
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#2279154 - 06/27/08 01:49 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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man those are nice.
I am so glad I started this thread. I did not know there where this many guy's and gal's on here that had great looking shotguns. I thought everybody just had rifles

Please keep the pictures coming I am learning alot about models of guns I have not seen before...
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#2279829 - 06/27/08 07:33 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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This is about the best that I have.


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#2280160 - 06/28/08 01:22 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Actually, the wood on the gold inlayed B 25 is nicer. This pic shows it better:

While this is not a shotgun but a FN-Browning CCS25 9,3x74R double rifle, it's a close enough parent of the above :
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#2280228 - 06/28/08 04:43 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Andre]
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WOW... Whatta rifle!
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#2280331 - 06/28/08 06:19 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I would have bought that one as well....that is some nice figure in that wood.
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#2281882 - 06/28/08 10:10 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I actually got that thing in a SMOKING trade! I never needed a over/under my 870 always did the trick for me.

I had a well used 22-250 Sendero with a Burris Fullfield II I had for sale... Guy sent me an email with the new shotgun, offered me a straight up trade.. I couldnt turn it down! The gun came absolutely 100% from him. I was very impressed and now I love it! I think the only thing I would trade it for is the same thing in 20 guage, cuz its lighter!

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#2283414 - 06/29/08 06:52 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: firstcoueswas80]
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I hunt with a 20 ga for everything but turkey and duck. I am working on a 20 ga set up for turkey....
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#2283804 - 06/29/08 11:03 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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^ Nothing special really. Just my Mossberg 500 in stock form. No comments on my Transformer sheets please. \:\)
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#2284180 - 06/30/08 07:50 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Maser]
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I started with an 870 pump and shot it for years. Pumps are hard to be for duck hunting. They will shoot when a lot of autos freeze up....
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#2284876 - 06/30/08 04:04 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
I started with an 870 pump and shot it for years. Pumps are hard to be for duck hunting. They will shoot when a lot of autos freeze up....


No chit there pullit. I've got a Marlin 120 Mag you could use for a boat paddle, and it won't fail. Mucho good medicine on prairie chickens to boot.
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#2285275 - 06/30/08 07:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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#2285716 - 07/01/08 04:37 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Nice, nice wood..
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#2286177 - 07/01/08 10:30 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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battue
nice all the way around....
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#2289436 - 07/03/08 04:32 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Call me nutz over Browning superposed, especially superlights.
Here's a little Diana 3 gauge set from '71 that I regret the most trading away


The next few are from top to bottom, a Midas 20ga superlight, a .410 midas lightning with superlight stock (my plantation quail killer), and a 28ga P3 (since traded away)



Next is a '61 12ga Pointer that I had restored to original:




And a 12ga Midas Superlight:









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#2289825 - 07/03/08 09:06 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: docdb]
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Those are all super nice....
I think Brownings are hard to beat for the money.
If I had to pick, that Diana 3 gauge set, would get my vote. Thank the good Lord we don't have to pick....
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#2291296 - 07/04/08 03:28 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: docdb]
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I'd call you nutz for TRADING that beautiful set... Yowza...
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#2291434 - 07/04/08 05:47 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Yeah, lets not talk about it. I got a great piece in return, though. The guy that now owns it told me he turned down a $30K offer!
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Happy 4th, all........


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#2293170 - 07/05/08 06:40 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: docdb]
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The guy that now owns it told me he turned down a $30K offer!
YOWCH... Talk about rubbing salt on the wound....
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#2293337 - 07/05/08 08:39 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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You guys have some NICE shot guns. I get by with these.

I cut my teeth on the 20 gauge 870. It was my first firearm purchased new in 1968. It came with a 28 inch full choke barrel and I latter added a 26 inch IC barrel. I bought the Red Label for $600. It's a 12 gauge with IC /Mod 26 inch barrels.
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#2300048 - 07/09/08 06:14 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: prairie dog shooter]
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This is a pair of Rizzini/FAIR shotguns, top is an entry level 12 guage Premier, and the bottom on is my 20 guage Safari.
The safari is actually built on a rifle frame, and comes with a set of 6.5X55 barrels also.
Both guns shoot super, and the 20 is especially nice...
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#2301344 - 07/09/08 03:48 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Well its not as purty as what you guys have, But I've got a few cases of shells over a crapload down the tube an have yet to have an issue.

By the way, If anybody see's one of these in a 20gauge LET ME KNOW !!


Smith&Wesson m3000 12gauge

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#2321451 - 07/20/08 02:52 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mud_bogger]
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This is not a fancy gun but a family stuff.



I've retreived it yesterday, I had asked the gunsmith to perform some refreshing work. It has been my great grandfather shotgun, made in 1953 (gunmaker still unknown).







That was its condition before refreshing (broken hammer spring, rusty and un-blued metal, scratches everywhere, cleared wood with disappearing checkerings):



It's going to join back my nearly century old external hammers "bayard" shotgun and most recent Browning Ultra XS Tool.

Three shotgun generations, from newest to oldest:

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#2321988 - 07/20/08 11:01 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: grand_veneur]
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I recognize that first gun, but the name eludes me right now. le'me look around a bit.
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#2323337 - 07/21/08 07:55 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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it is nice to have a gun that is handed down from family.
Wish I had my grand dads old Winchester
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#2328501 - 07/23/08 07:23 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I've owned all sorts of shotguns, but I've gone almost completely vintage.

Marlin Model 90's in 20, 16 and 12. I've put over 20K rounds through the 12ga in the last 2 years.


Remington 31 in 20 ga and early 870 wingmaster in 12 ga.


Weagle

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#2336464 - 07/28/08 12:01 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: weagle]
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It all started with Weatherby pumps, then Remington, now, Winchester model 12. It rains here, alot, so why bother with a finish, just oil. This one was built in 1914, the wood and choke is later.



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#2336668 - 07/28/08 06:14 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mpmax]
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got to love the model 12's. I wish I had a dollar for every shell I ever shot thru a Poly choke....
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#2351201 - 08/04/08 02:54 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mpmax]
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That ole' Winnie looks like she could tell some stories.

I love that look. Well used, well cared for.
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#2360251 - 08/09/08 12:54 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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 Originally Posted By: AsphaltCowboy
I recognize that first gun, but the name eludes me right now. le'me look around a bit.


I've got an identification thanks to a French hunter who owns a 10 gauge from the same gunmaker: It seems to be a "Joseph Saive".

I ask myself if that Joseph Saive is linked to the famous gun engineer Dieudonné Joseph Saive ?

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Dieudonné Joseph Saive (1889–1973) was a Belgian small arms designer who designed the FN Model 1949[1] and the FN FAL. He became the head firearms developer of Fabrique Nationale after the death of John Browning. After John Browning's death, Saive continued with and finished the design started by Browning on the GP-35 pistol, commonly known as the Browning Hi-Power. It was the first 9 mm handgun to utilize a staggered-column magazine with a single feed point allowing a total of thirteen rounds to be loaded without an oversized grip or having the magazine protruding from below the grip.
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#2361234 - 08/09/08 06:00 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: grand_veneur]
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Here are few of mine:

Winchester 23 with winchokes, 12 gauge


SKB 400 SXS 12 gauge


Ruger Red Label 20 gauge


SIG/Rizzini TT45 12 Gauge


2 SIGs, one in 12, the other in 20


A couple of 20 gauge Remingtons, Father/son guns

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#2363506 - 08/11/08 04:44 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ROMAC]
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those are some fine looking guns for sure....
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#2364418 - 08/11/08 02:12 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I don’t have a camera handy, but here’s my list of shotguns; some are nice and some are quite pedestrian – but I enjoy them all.

12 Bore 2 ½” Westley Richards Anson & Deeley Boxlock, non-ejector. 30” Damascus barrels, double triggers choked ¼ & ½
12 Bore 2 ¾” Antonio Zoli Z Gun (Verona LX 980/Zoli Kronos) – Adjustable comb stock on exhibition grade wood, 30” barrels, cased with lots of chokes and accessories
12 Bore 2 ¾” Browning Auto 5: Made in the early ‘30’s or there abouts. 28 ½” plain barrel, no engraving
20 Bore 2 ¾” Remington Model 11; 26” solid rib, ¼ choke.
12 Bore 2 5/8” Remington 1889 Hammer Gun; 30” fluid steel barrels choked full/full
12 Bore 2 ¾” Winchester Model 12; 28” vent rib, choked ½
12 Bore 2 ¾” JC Higgins Model 20 Deluxe; 28” vent rib with Pachmayr Pow-R-Choke
12 Bore 2 ¾” Winchester Model 1897; 18” barrel, cylinder bore
12 Bore 2 ¾” Hercules (Stevens 1929) single shot; 32” plain barrel, full choke
.410 Bore 2 ¾” Hercules (Stevens 1929) single shot; 26” plain barrel, full choke
.410 Bore 3” Stevens “Springfield” Bolt Action; 28” plain barrel, full choke
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#2364466 - 08/11/08 02:35 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GunGeek]
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my only two

Remington 870 Express 12 ga
IAC Coach Gun - 12 ga





Edited by Ivan (08/11/08 02:37 PM)
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#2369197 - 08/13/08 08:33 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Ivan]
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here's one of my favourites, a Merkel combo 2 barrel set 16/16 and 16/7x57R



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#2371768 - 08/15/08 08:02 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: castnblast]
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castnblast - A lot of drilling and combo guns have their shotgun barrels regulated to the rifle barrel for use with a slug. Ever try slugs out of your combo barrel?
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#2375025 - 08/17/08 04:24 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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I think it's a Francotte. Wild guess, but just look at it!
Barrel extension into standing breech, with Greener-type cross-
bolt, and sideclips, if you please! That's a lot of class for
a boxlock, which is why I think Francotte, or maybe Dumoulin.
Seems too well engineered to simply be a Belgian "trade gun."

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#2378520 - 08/19/08 05:03 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fang]
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11-87, customed stocked by Dave VandenBrand, 26 inch tube, ported by Pro-Port witn Briley extended tubes. Wood is awesome, pics dont do justice........












Sig TT45, made by B. Rizzini, imported by Sig Arms, 32 inch gun, my main clays gun....





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#2403215 - 08/30/08 05:16 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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Thats me and my Model 21, 26" barrels, cylinder & cylinder, double triggers, extractors, manufactured in 1937. Pheasant hunting near the Missouri Breaks MT (Square Butte in the background) in 2004



Edited by Odessa (08/30/08 05:19 PM)
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#2403338 - 08/30/08 06:43 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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outstanding wood....
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#2403339 - 08/30/08 06:44 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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got to love those Winchesters....
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#2411919 - 09/03/08 09:41 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Here are the only doubles I have at the moment. Nothing as fancey as some of you guys.
Browning Citori 525 20ga
Ruger Red Label 12ga
Churchill Windsor I 20ga SxS


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#2434606 - 09/14/08 12:44 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: stumpman]
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I just added this one to the collection today. It's a caesar Guerini 28ga with 28" barrels on it it's for my son to use shooting sporting clays and trap with. Then when he outgrows it it will come back to dear old dad.
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#2442981 - 09/18/08 11:38 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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 Originally Posted By: Odessa
Thats me and my Model 21, 26" barrels, cylinder & cylinder, double triggers, extractors, manufactured in 1937. Pheasant hunting near the Missouri Breaks MT (Square Butte in the background) in 2004

Just goes to show, with modern loads, you really don't need to worry about choke. When in doubt, go one size larger.
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#2443058 - 09/18/08 12:21 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fang]
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 Originally Posted By: Fang
Barrel extension into standing breech, with Greener-type cross- bolt, and sideclips, if you please! That's a lot of class for
a boxlock, which is why I think Francotte, or maybe Dumoulin.
Seems too well engineered to simply be a Belgian "trade gun."


In fact it is a quite common package for an old school shotgun from Liege. The same with my "bayard" that was known as a basic non custom / non fancy gun. Belgian's gunsmithing good old and lost time .

I can confirm the hammerless is a Joseph Saive.
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#2471467 - 10/01/08 10:17 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: grand_veneur]
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#2493494 - 10/11/08 07:42 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mud_bogger]
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This is my BSS .20ga. IM/M 26" barrels.

I had a place where the doves funneled through a slot between hills and that little gun was devastating on them.
The boys were enthusiastic retrievers, too! \:\)
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#2507264 - 10/17/08 04:01 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Blacktail53]
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Browning BPS Pigeon Grade
Browning Citori Lightening Grade III
Wife's Browning XT Trap
My Kolar Trap
Remington 90T Trap

My Kolar Combo after I had it stocked with left handed French Walnut.


My field gun is a classic 1909 Parker VH 16ga. SXS


I was big into rifles until I got bit by the shotgun fever and trap shooting.
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#2515338 - 10/21/08 01:53 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: jbmi]
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some nice shotgun, Your wife must be tuff, I see she is gunning with no recoil pad and using an alum plate instead...
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#2516682 - 10/22/08 05:30 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
some nice shotgun, Your wife must be tuff, I see she is gunning with no recoil pad and using an alum plate instead...
LOL....


Very nice wood on that Kolar...
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#2517345 - 10/22/08 09:50 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I have a Ruger Red Label in 20/26" and a Ruger Gold Label. The RGL is here:

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads...e/1#Post2504461

Pics don't do it justice; couldn't get the flash on the wife's camera to shut off.

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#2533982 - 10/28/08 09:05 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: burner]
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Here are a few I have pics of. I really need to get some of the rest, and better pics of what I have...but here is a start:

Beater 1972 Belgian A5 12ga Mag I pick up tomorrow:


1950 A5 Standard 12:



1962 A5 Sweet 16:

butt pad has been removed since purchase:


Japanese 12ga Mag:



Just sold:
11-87 Premier 20ga and 11-87 SPS 12ga SuperMag

Browning 10ga BPS:


More to come!

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#2538161 - 10/30/08 12:25 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: docdb]
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 Originally Posted By: docdb
Call me nutz over Browning superposed, especially superlights.
Here's a little Diana 3 gauge set from '71 that I regret the most trading away


The next few are from top to bottom, a Midas 20ga superlight, a .410 midas lightning with superlight stock (my plantation quail killer), and a 28ga P3 (since traded away)




Doc:

I really like your '61 pointer.

Who did the restoration for you?

I have a '53 trap grade 1 superposed. I would like to have the wood professionally redone.

Thanks.

Bob

Next is a '61 12ga Pointer that I had restored to original:




And a 12ga Midas Superlight:








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#2538562 - 10/30/08 03:11 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 30Gibbs]
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Here is my Browning citori 16 gauge (correct size frame) 24" bbl's invector chokes. It's short and light for the partridge wood's.

Karl

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#2541244 - 10/31/08 04:29 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: marlinshooter1]
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I have a hankering for a 16ga again...
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#2541862 - 10/31/08 08:32 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
bgold Offline
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I bought my Sweet 16 to give the 16ga a try. Fell in love with it in the dove fields earlier this season.

Don't know why I waited so long...

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#2545204 - 11/02/08 04:55 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: bgold]
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Nothing real special: Remington Special Field 12 ga. with the 23" barrel, Rem-choke. I looked for one for a long time, until I found this one. It's my only shotgun now.
As most of you may already know, the magazine and forend on these are shorter than standard. I've considered picking up a synthetic pg stock to bang around with, saving that nice wood. I know the buttstock would fit ok, but does anyone want to assure me that I can shorten the synthetic forend to fit my gun? It's really all that's kept me from shooting an order out to Brownell.
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#2575931 - 11/15/08 04:30 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: slabsides]
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My great old Hopkins and Allen 16 bore.









And a handfull of others in 12, 16 and 20 bore.


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#2581546 - 11/18/08 10:43 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Tony]
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most of my hunting is ducksband geese so I shoot one of my 2 camo dipped benelli SBE's usually. my O/U follows the same theme. It's an older fabarms camo mag lion they H&K imported. 28" barrels with tribore system and 3 1/2" chambers. whole gun came in wetlands camo. not the lightest but the gun has been bombproof for ducks, geese and turkeys for several years
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#2584926 - 11/19/08 04:52 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MallardAddict]
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Here is a little something I picked up on a whim, proly paid too much. 870 in 28 gauge, nice old gun, fixed full choke that I will most likley open up to .010, add a pad so it stays on my sholder as the hard plastic slips off when I pump it.

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#2624149 - 12/06/08 04:21 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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john nice 870 i like the fact of 28ga
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#2624916 - 12/06/08 09:24 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: tbear99]
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Loc: B.C. Canada
There are some real beauties here for sure. I've only just gotten into shotgunning. Here are the two I use:

Top is a Winchester 101 Trap and the bottom is a Winchester 23 Pigeon Grade XTR, both 12 gauge

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#2626383 - 12/07/08 02:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: slabsides]
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Loc: Alberta Canada
Below is my Browning Euro Gold 20 gauge.






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#2637426 - 12/11/08 10:40 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: stubblejumper]
pullit Offline
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guys (and gal's) you sure have some great looking shotguns.
thanks for posting pictures....
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#2651217 - 12/16/08 03:51 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I love Continental double guns:

My pride and joy, French artisan gun, Seytre, 12 bore:



Latest addition, GDR Merkel drilling, 16/16/7x65r, its now my "go-to gun"





The working gun, Fabarms Classic Lion, 12 bore:

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#2652645 - 12/17/08 07:25 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Chasseur]
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I've posted this pic before but I guess the statute of limitations has expired. My three Remington Model 31 pumps, the oldest a three digit S/N from late '31. I actually have a fourth now but it's so fugly i haven't taken a pic of it yet.

The top gun has a Simmons screw-on (as opposed to screw in) choke that I have been unable to find any info on, or other chokes for. If anyone knows anything about them, please give me a holler.


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#2666157 - 12/22/08 09:13 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: RufusG]
Sako Offline
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Here are three of my favorites.....

Top is a Beretta Teknys Gold Target model in 12g with interchangable ribs & the works, middle is a Stevens 311 16ga & the bottom is a Merkel 47 in 12g





Edited by Sako (12/22/08 09:13 AM)
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#2692806 - 01/02/09 12:58 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Sako]
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http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o475/NomadABPos/102_4078.jpg?t=1230909351

[img]http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o475/NomadABPos/102_4078.jpg?t=1230909351[/img]


Edited by JJABPOS (01/02/09 12:59 PM)

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#2693932 - 01/02/09 07:35 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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Wow Guys,
Those are some gorgeous guns!!
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#2735908 - 01/17/09 11:43 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Barnacle_Bill]
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Loc: outside the burg
K-80 sporter:





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#2736005 - 01/17/09 12:20 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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This is one that has pretty much done it all: From game to targets.




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#2906414 - 03/23/09 12:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
djs Offline
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Loc: Virginia
Some really beautiful wood / finishing / checkering in the above posts!

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#2906573 - 03/23/09 02:02 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I put this in the 'Savage Collectors' Shotgun thread, thought you might like to see it here.

A pair of Savage 242's, 410 over 410:



And
A pair of Savage Fox's, a 12 gauge model B, and a 20 gauge Model BSE:

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#2906602 - 03/23/09 02:12 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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One more, that I have pics of:

This used to be a very sorry excuse for a 20 gauge Winchester 1300 Ranger when I rescued it and decided to make a slug gun out of it. Did all the work myself, and also have a 28 inch barrel for it with Winchokes.


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#2917895 - 03/27/09 08:49 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: wink_man]
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The latest and greatest field gun for the lefty. Ithaca 37, 12ga. Modified. 1973.


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#2918775 - 03/28/09 10:55 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mpmax]
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Loc: Delaware
Here's my favorite. Nothing special to most. This was my Grandfather's quail gun. Remington 1148 in 28 gauge. I actually killed my first goose with it when I was 7. (I'm 43 now)

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#2920107 - 03/28/09 08:04 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: tmc0304]
GeneB Offline
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Loc: South Central Wisconsin
I don't think there have been enough pictures of pump guns posted so I thought I shold post some of mine, pumps have had a popularity in America that is unique. Unfortunatly after seeing mine they may not be as popular as they once were . There are questions marks on some of the labels, if anyone can confirm or correct anything please PM me.





And remember to look for the UNION LABEL when shopping for your next pump shotgun .
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#2937688 - 04/04/09 08:01 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GeneB]
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Interesting and unique. Ever shoot them? What's the deal on the front trigger lever? Thanks for posting.
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#2940202 - 04/05/09 07:18 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
GeneB Offline
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 Originally Posted By: battue
Interesting and unique. Ever shoot them? What's the deal on the front trigger lever? Thanks for posting.


They are like a side eject version of the Spensor pumps and operate the same. The front 'trigger' is actually an extension of the internal hammer and is used to uncock the gun, which is the safe position, you then have to use either your thumb or your index finger to recock it in order to fire. These, like the Spensor use a rebounding firing pin, possibly the first guns to use one. The model 50 still uses a rebounding firing pin (necessary for these guns to function) but uses a sliding safety to block the trigger. The safety is mounted on the left side and for right-handed operation seems extremely awkward. Gene


Edited by GeneB (04/05/09 07:25 PM)
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#2960256 - 04/13/09 04:16 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GeneB]
RDFinn Offline
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Not the greatest pics but here goes anyway.

This is my Beretta 682 Gold E with an adj. comb stock in 12ga w/28 bbl.


This one is my field/sporting clays favorite. Beretta 391 Gold Sporting in 12ga. w/28 bbl.

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#2961815 - 04/14/09 06:54 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: RDFinn]
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Probably many of you will turn thumbs down on this one, but I haven't seen too awful many of them.

It a Remington 11-48 in 28 gauge. Modified choke and 25" barrel. 6 and 1/4 lbs.

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#2962341 - 04/14/09 10:50 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Longbeardking]
sqweeler Offline
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Great gun Longbeard.Shot one at competition Skeet for many yrs.The choice many moon's ago was that or a 28 Model 12

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#2980594 - 04/21/09 11:29 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: sqweeler]
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These are mine...







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#2982032 - 04/21/09 08:20 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: bgold]
Mathsr Offline
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Here is what is left of my Merkel 2001 E. It was given to me by my wife for my 50th birthday. It is a 12ga, extra fancy wood 28 inch barrels and pure death in a dove field. Ever since it was stolen it has been back to a 30year old Browning pump. Maybe one day the Merkel will find its way home.

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#2990041 - 04/24/09 07:37 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Loc: Wisconsin

Here are a couple of mine-

#1- Winchester SX2 elite
#2- Winchester 42 plain barrel 410
#3- Browning High grade 42
#4- Winchester model 12 Pigeon grade trap (1954)
#5- Winchester model 12 Black Diamond Trap Grade (1931)
#6- Beretta 682x Un-single clay crushing machine

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#2990287 - 04/24/09 09:38 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Claybirds]
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nice

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#3015635 - 05/05/09 12:09 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: SuBmoa]
Taverner Offline
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Registered: 04/04/05
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Loc: Albany OR
SuBmoa:

Your SX2(MO camo) extended choke and Benelli are set up identical to mine.

Have to say good taste in hunting guns.

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#3020663 - 05/07/09 02:19 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
Toddly Offline
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Heres a few.


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#3022046 - 05/08/09 07:08 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
battue Offline
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You win. Usually takes something that sways to make me look that hard. We can now officially end this thread!!! Very nice. Thanks for posting.


Edited by battue (05/08/09 07:11 AM)
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#3023367 - 05/08/09 06:32 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
Toddly Offline
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I have worked hard for those 6 guns, might as well share the fun of it. Thanks Battue, but there are way more impressive collections than this. Todd

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#3023387 - 05/08/09 06:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
Toddly Offline
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I have worked hard for those 6 guns, might as well share the fun of it. Thanks Battue, but there are way more impressive collections than this. Todd

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#3023537 - 05/08/09 07:37 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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No doubt there are more impressive collections, that takes nothing away from yours. However, not many have six model 21s of that overall quality. You worked hard for some special shotguns.

In my estimation one of the greatest shotguns ever assembled. English best will fall apart if fed a steady diet of heavies. The M21 will just ask for more of the same.

Again, very nice.

Addition: Any small gauges? The second one down looks sweet.


Edited by battue (05/08/09 07:50 PM)
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#3024197 - 05/09/09 06:48 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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 Originally Posted By: battue
No doubt there are more impressive collections, that takes nothing away from yours. However, not many have six model 21s of that overall quality. You worked hard for some special shotguns.

In my estimation one of the greatest shotguns ever assembled. English best will fall apart if fed a steady diet of heavies. The M21 will just ask for more of the same.

Again, very nice.

Addition: Any small gauges? The second one down looks sweet.
The 2 on the top are both trap grade 20 gauges, one with a vent rib. The one on the bottom is a factory engraved custom grade with original box.



Edited by Cartod (05/09/09 06:50 AM)

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#3025119 - 05/09/09 05:19 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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Pair of Berettas- 12 gauge Ultralight & 20 gauge Silver Pigeon

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#3045045 - 05/19/09 11:40 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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 Originally Posted By: Cartod
....there are way more impressive collections than this.


No doubt, but they're not posted here!

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#3054112 - 05/23/09 06:09 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ZeroGravitas]
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there's a flock of A-5s, a couple of 1100s, an 11-87, a crack barrel or two, a couple of Savages, two Citoris, and these SxSs:




LC Smith field gauge 12, Ugarechea 12 gauge DU raffle gun, Greener 2 1/2 in 16 ga.
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#3057936 - 05/25/09 05:43 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Steve_NO]
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Can't dig out the other 9 21's ranging from Grand American to matched pair of 16 & 20 ga. Tournaments.But here's a little something from the front row.Perazzi MX-8 C Sporting 31 1/2",1941 Special order A&F Win 21,SKB 400,Win Mod 50 Deluxe 3 pin rib 2 barrel set 30" Full ,26" WS-1 and 1905 Parker DH special order live pigeon http://photobucket.com/sqweeler ii5

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#3058137 - 05/25/09 07:01 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Steve_NO]
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12-g. HJ Hussey, ca. 1910. 28'' barrels. 6 1/2 pounds.

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#3058142 - 05/25/09 07:02 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Steve_NO]
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12-g. HJ Hussey, ca. 1910. 28'' barrels. 6 1/2 pounds.

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#3064503 - 05/28/09 12:47 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Light12]
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very nice....I have trouble pointing a straight grip and need the Prince of Wales style, even thought the straight ones look much cooler.
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#3080422 - 06/04/09 06:25 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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 Originally Posted By: Cartod
Heres a few.


Gorgeous, and not an English grip among 'em...
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#3167795 - 07/20/09 10:01 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I have a few, nothing fancy. Someday I would like to trade for a nice 20 ga. side by side.

Ruger Red Label 12 gauge 26" barrels IC/M


870 WingMaster 20 gauge 26" barrel IC


870 Express 3"mag, tubes with tupperware stock.


870 Express 3"mag wood stocked.
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#3174363 - 07/22/09 10:05 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: prairie dog shooter]
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Youve got decent guns, but that Brit........ Now thats pure beauty! There is no upland dog like a brit!

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#3203527 - 08/03/09 10:14 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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GAWD ALL THESE SHOTGUNS MAKE ME WANT TO CRY
i cant afford any of them
oBAMA BETTER FIX THE ECONOMY
ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO HOPE


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#3217638 - 08/10/09 12:00 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: p3dr0]
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not the best pic, but its an older Beretta silver pigion SXS 12 ga. all of my upland hunting is done with SXS's anymore. i am really starting to like my 16 and 20 ga Ugartecha's


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#3251633 - 08/24/09 09:26 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: rosco1]
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My 870 slugger




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#3254637 - 08/25/09 03:26 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 1100mag]
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Picked this Beretta up yesterday, a 686 in 20ga.
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#3294590 - 09/11/09 06:53 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Seven_Heaven]
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Is that aftermarket wood? That wood is beautiful for an onyx.

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#3294719 - 09/11/09 07:32 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: jetjockey]
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Originally Posted By: jetjockey
Is that aftermarket wood? That wood is beautiful for an onyx.


Not aftermarket, that is the wood that came on it. I've gotten a couple of Ruger No. 1's with better than average wood also. Doc Encore says I have been "blessed by the wood gods".

The Beretta has knocked down a few doves already, but alas she has already got a ding in that wood. Was standing too close to the SIL and his semi-auto shucks empties with gusto. Dang kids and their new-fangled semi-autos! frown
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#3294786 - 09/11/09 07:55 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Seven_Heaven]
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I looked for months for an Onyx with that kind of wood. Your one lucky SOB in my opinion. Congrats! In order to get a stock like yours I'm gonna have to get one from Coles.

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#3483538 - 11/15/09 07:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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My favorite is a Weatherby Orion III


Surprisingly, my shotgun with the best lookin' wood is a special run Rem 870. It has pheasant and bird dog engraving and some nice Claro walnut!!





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#3636473 - 01/03/10 09:01 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Nebraska]
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I haven't seen a Colt shotgun in this thread. My cousin has a side/side boxed colt hammerless ordered by a great-great grand uncle in about 1895,delivered in 1896 and barrels replaced at no charge by factory in 1898. Serial number between 1000-1990 but I don't remember exact #. Engraved, damascened barrels, beautiful wood. Box is even in good shape with blue felt interior and leather exterior. Original paperwork folded and starting to tear unfortunately. Bores are absolutely pristine!

No pictures available, but I may be able to get some from him sometime to post. Any other Colts out there?
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#3653381 - 01/07/10 04:16 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: johnsavage]
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I just had my LC Smith 3E refinished by Dan Printz at The firing Pin in NC. Go check it out The Firing Pin - LC Smith 3E
He put up a bunch of pictures of work he did on it. Here is just one I took once it came back home.

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#3654133 - 01/07/10 07:02 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Thunderball]
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Here are my favorites. Not as pretty as some, but they get the job done. 1st is a Remington 310 12ga that I just got yesterday, 2nd is a Browning sweet sixteen Belgium made, and 3rd is my baby. Savage Fox Model B in 20ga. I use this gun for everything and I love the way she feels. I bought the Remington to give my Fox a break for a little while. As you can see all 3 guns and just about every gun I have all have that same scratch on the butt stock. That is from getting them in and out of my gun safe. I hit them every time.
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#3693798 - 01/18/10 06:21 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: coyoteman23]
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Winchester model 97 pump in .16 ga.

It was a gift from an old elk hunting pard.
It looks half worn out, but it's slick and smooth and has a trigger like a target rifle... Turkeys hate it!
Serial # sez it's made in 1900!
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#3712608 - 01/23/10 04:08 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Blacktail53]
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My new Browning gold hunter 26" 3 1/2" mag

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#3752188 - 02/02/10 06:34 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: hemiallen]
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Sort of Fox guy of recent years... lets see what I have in photobucket....

Little A grade 12 bore fits me great and its often my go to gun... its nothing special but I like it...


Not a great picture either but again



A non-orignal and "restored" straight stocked B grade 12 bore with 32" barrels



A 12 bore CE

with some game




A like new Sterlingworth with the original box from 1928



Got a few other Fox guns but no pics

The wife shooting my Red label



and the old right hand yet left eye dominant shooting... she still hit like 15 of 25... I don't get it...


Any other Fox collectors out there?????????
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#3822257 - 02/21/10 06:49 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Down to only 2 SXS's, both 12 gauge. Top Merkel, bottom Bland. The engraving on the Merkel is arabesque (sp?) I like them both a lot.

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#3841726 - 02/27/10 05:34 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MnFn]
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I really like the Bland. Clean lines. Thomas Bland? English or from Woodcock Hill?

Any idea on weight of the Merkel? Been looking at a few of them lately.
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#3842098 - 02/27/10 08:16 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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#3864065 - 03/05/10 01:05 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bay_Dog]
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Picked up a 1958 Sweet Sixteen this morning...NIB. smile
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#3899560 - 03/15/10 09:23 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bay_Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Bay_Dog






Great pics!!

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#3899756 - 03/15/10 11:38 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Terrific guns and game birds! Say, is your dog a GWP or a WPG?
Looks like a handsome animal, either way.

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#3942822 - 03/28/10 09:51 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fang]
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Thanks, Battue,
The Bland is an EJ. I don't know much about it.

It has some nice touches, tho. Horn butt.


Not sure on the weight of the Merkel, I will check it out and post it. I did shoot a couple rounds of Sporting Clays with the Merkel and I did quite well on the first bird (with spreader loads), not so good getting back on the second bird after recoil. One of the guys seemed to think there was a lot of muzzle jump. Too light for that game, maybe? Don't know, but it comes up nice for me, and the inletting and engraving looks pretty good to me; no expert tho.

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#3947219 - 03/29/10 04:24 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fang]
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Originally Posted By: Fang
Terrific guns and game birds! Say, is your dog a GWP or a WPG?
Looks like a handsome animal, either way.


Not mine but its a buddy's... WPG
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#4002608 - 04/16/10 06:54 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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just got this nice Fausti in 28 gauge delivered the other day - skipped out at lunch to the range and smoked some skeet clays with it - superb!
Cat

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#4009657 - 04/19/10 12:17 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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My trio of Browning BPS shotguns: 20 gauge Upland Special, 16 gauge Grade-III Hunter, and 12 gauge 3" Magnum NWTF turkey special. I might add a 28 gauge to the family soon. I am really starting to like these shotguns; put the 16 gauge on layaway a few months ago (two weeks after I bought the NWTF model) but picked it up last week.

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#4010501 - 04/19/10 05:47 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Nebraska]
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Thanks. They were kind of an after thought. Done right by the hotel along the interstate. There were some really cool old buildings an farm implements in some of the fields that we walked. If I had been on my game, we'd have stopped and taken some pics there with the dogs too.

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#4038611 - 04/28/10 07:20 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Dam nice guns!!!

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#4133191 - 06/01/10 05:47 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Seven_Heaven]
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Originally Posted By: Seven_Heaven
Originally Posted By: jetjockey
Is that aftermarket wood? That wood is beautiful for an onyx.


Not aftermarket, that is the wood that came on it. I've gotten a couple of Ruger No. 1's with better than average wood also. Doc Encore says I have been "blessed by the wood gods".

The Beretta has knocked down a few doves already, but alas she has already got a ding in that wood. Was standing too close to the SIL and his semi-auto shucks empties with gusto. Dang kids and their new-fangled semi-autos! frown



Chris,

Do you buy your guns off the rack or order them and when the box is opened you "Gasp" at the fine figured walnut you get to fondle.

The Beretta is beautiful.

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#4351315 - 08/23/10 05:00 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Originally Posted By: catnthehat
just got this nice Fausti in 28 gauge delivered the other day - skipped out at lunch to the range and smoked some skeet clays with it - superb!
Cat



If you don't mind what does it weigh and barrel length? Balance point?
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#4354931 - 08/25/10 03:49 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Been getting ready for the upcoming season - this 16 gauge Model 12 pump will be doing the upland honors beginning with a dove hunt Labor Day weekend, followed by quail at Thanksgiving and rabbit in January. I'll let my Browning 12 gauge BPS handle the steelshot chores during duck and goose season (and the turkey hunting in the spring). Man's has gotta have a plan - mine is ready.
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#4380696 - 09/03/10 08:16 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Edited by Cartod (09/03/10 12:04 PM)

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#4413771 - 09/14/10 06:58 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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Soooo......what's the "rest of the story" on the cat and gun?

A special gun like that deserves more info!
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#4417074 - 09/15/10 08:29 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: msj348]
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Edited by Cartod (09/15/10 10:04 PM)

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#4417255 - 09/15/10 10:04 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: msj348]
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Originally Posted By: msj348
Soooo......what's the "rest of the story" on the cat and gun?

A special gun like that deserves more info!
you can see the history of this gun here: http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=475745

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#4428519 - 09/19/10 04:32 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Originally Posted By: battue
Originally Posted By: catnthehat
just got this nice Fausti in 28 gauge delivered the other day - skipped out at lunch to the range and smoked some skeet clays with it - superb!
Cat



If you don't mind what does it weigh and barrel length? Balance point?

26" barrels , 5lbs. even, and it balances right on the hinge pin!:>)
Cat
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#4451132 - 09/26/10 09:04 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Edited by lhonda (09/27/10 02:33 PM)

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#4451167 - 09/26/10 09:28 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lhonda]
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Edited by lhonda (09/27/10 02:32 PM)

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#4451203 - 09/26/10 09:52 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lhonda]
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This is the closest thing that I have maybe approaching something pretty, and that is actually probably worth a coupla' bucks. And despite being chumpchange in value compared to a lot of the shotty porn posted, even this thing I won't dare take into the blind or even for upland with me; far too nice for my clumsy self. wink In 100% NIB never-been-fired condition. I'll never use it, and will eventually get around to selling or trading it. DU 50th Anniversary 1987 Browning A-5 Light 12.












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#4452543 - 09/27/10 12:42 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lhonda]
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I have carried my K80 Dove hunting before and carry my 101 with custom wood pheasant hunting as well as most any other bird hunting I do. If it is really bad out, I have beater scatter guns for that.
Like asking would you enter your new car to a demolition derby...you could, but why would you.


Edited by pullit (09/27/10 12:45 PM)
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#4452578 - 09/27/10 12:55 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Here's my contribution...
A neat little Bavarian 16ga. hammergun. Made by an "A.Doublon" in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. I figure it's 1890's to pre-WW1 vintage. Fluid barrels, 2 3/4 chambers,but I'll only shoot 2 1/2s with the old gal. Funny how that big cheek piece fits like a glove. This gun points well.
It was somebodys pride and joy as it has gold washed lock panels and a horn grip in back of the trigger guard.





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#4452635 - 09/27/10 01:15 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: bucktales]
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Bucktails, that is one cool looking fowling piece! Odessa
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#4454565 - 09/28/10 06:00 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Originally Posted By: shrapnel
This is true, Old World Craftsmanship. This is a 10 bore on a massive 8 bore frame. A beautiful piece of wood with painstaking handfitting in both wood and locks. A Burmingham England gun with Westley Richards action, Stanton sidelocks, Thomas Kilby & Sons damascus barrels. The engraving is fine and the fences around the hammers as well as the hammers themselves, speak of nothing but craftsmanship. A pleasure to own and shoot, but a tad heavy for a day in the field. It has 32 inch barrels and weighs 12 1/2 pounds....



Here's my W.R side lock!
it's a light , fine shooting 12 bore with brass cases and black powder.
Cat


Edited by catnthehat (09/28/10 06:00 AM)
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#4456000 - 09/28/10 02:40 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lhonda]
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lhonda...very nice A-5.

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#4464163 - 10/01/10 06:45 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: bgold]
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#4468145 - 10/02/10 05:03 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Ghetto, yes.

Well padded resume, yes.

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#4520011 - 10/21/10 01:59 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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Originally Posted By: Cartod








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#4550683 - 10/31/10 12:54 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I must admit I have much nicer looking rifles than shotguns and wasn't going to post in this thread, but this pair have served me well for many, many years. They are starting to look a little worn on the outside but their bores still remain bright and shiny.

The top one is a Fox double with mod & full barrels. The bottom is a Winchester 12 "Duck" gun which has a 3" chamber. They both deserve a bit of a facelift and when I retire from my main job they may get it. Until then, they just continue to do what they did fifty years ago, work well. wink

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#4551641 - 10/31/10 10:34 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Idared]
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Alright - we are back in the pump and working grade double's again, here are a couple:

A pair of 16 gauge Winchester Model 12 pumps.


J.Stevens Springfield 5100 in 20 gauge (1945 vintage).
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#4554945 - 11/01/10 10:36 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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got to love the model 12's. They have sure past the test of time.
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#4575762 - 11/07/10 06:10 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Since Hurricane Ike all I have are some old Ithaca 37's, 870's, a Rem 11-48 (my Dad's) and a Benelli SBE. I used to have a couple nice Browning O/U's 325,525 and and old Superposed.
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#4575832 - 11/07/10 06:27 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ltppowell]
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Here is a classic. A Burgess 12 gauge wrist pump, damascus barrel, solid rib, made in the 1890's and still taking birds over 100 years later...

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#4578462 - 11/08/10 04:30 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Here is my Zoli Z gun 450/400 Express rifle along with my 1935 Beretta S-2 EL 12 ga and Prandelli 28 ga.

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#4588170 - 11/11/10 04:36 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 458Win]
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Just won this last weekend.



535. Bout to post a thread asking if anyone knows factory turkey loads it tends to like.

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#4593452 - 11/13/10 04:50 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: armedferret]
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Here's my pride and joy. Piotti BSEE Lusso, 16 gauge, 29" bbls.


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#4630126 - 11/24/10 10:24 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GF1]
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No pics and nothing fancey for this guy. Just sold my Mossberg 835 Ulti-mag and it was replaced with a Browning BPS Stalker.
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#4630566 - 11/25/10 06:28 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GF1]
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GF1,

That thing is GORGEOUS! What a nice piece of English on that thing! Have any pics of the receiver up close??
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#4630577 - 11/25/10 06:31 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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here is one I just had the stocks refinished on... don't see many of these but they are not collectors guns unless super high quality or high grade, Around 1800 thought to have been built by the Philadelphia Arms Company... they were basically the predecessor to the Ansley H Fox Gun Company.

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#4631569 - 11/25/10 11:30 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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GF1,

That thing is GORGEOUS! What a nice piece of English on that thing! Have any pics of the receiver up close??


Not a very good picture, but here it is. Engraved by Granetti, the last gun he did before his untimely death at a relatively young age.


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#4686265 - 12/10/10 04:47 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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My 1988 20 gauge Citori Skeet Grade VI,that I just purchased off of Gunbroker.








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#4696966 - 12/13/10 11:19 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Here is my Mossberg 500. My dad was a State Trooper for 30 years and it was his shotgun that he carried in the car. I know it kinda beat up, but my dad gave it to me and it will never leave the family (once I have a kid).









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#4726264 - 12/20/10 04:15 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: drew1473]
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Picked up this cute little 16 gauge sureshot (made by winchester or cooey) - it's been made into a takedown backpacker and it's a beauty. I'm more of a rifle kinda guy but the guy offered me a trade for 8 hard drives I had laying on the shelf and couldn't refuse.


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#4737886 - 12/23/10 02:23 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: UncleJesse]
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Not as nice as some of yours, but I've pretty much got the bases covered I think.


12ga Beretta 686 SP, 20ga 687 SPII, AyA 4/53, Browning Ultra XS, 28ga XS, 410 XS

Winchester Super-X Model 1

I've also got a 20ga 11-87 Premier, and 870 Express & Nova 12gauges with synthetic stocks.


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#4740440 - 12/24/10 09:49 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: OldForester]
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16 ga. Grulla 216RB

16 ga. Husqvarna Model 17 (top)
16 ga. Husqvarna Model 20(bottom)

16 ga. Bayard

16 ga. Husqvarna Model 51

16 ga. Belgium Guild gun circa 1880's

Also have a 16 ga.Ugartechea sidelock and a 16 ga. Winchester Model 12. Guess you can see that I like the 16 ga. grin

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#4742081 - 12/24/10 06:13 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: greyphase]
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Nice batch of 16s!
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#4744505 - 12/25/10 02:31 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: greyphase]
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Originally Posted By: greyphase
16 ga. Grulla 216RB



Well done. Nice bull Grouse. What state you hunting? Lotta Pa in those pics. Northern to be more specific.


Edited by battue (12/25/10 02:34 PM)
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#4745711 - 12/26/10 05:32 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Well done. Nice bull Grouse. What state you hunting? Lotta Pa in those pics. Northern to be more specific. [/quote]

Located in Bedford Co. Pa. and hunt all surrounding countys. Hunt as far north as Clearfield Co.

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#4745788 - 12/26/10 06:32 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: greyphase]
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Will be easy to recognize your firearms, so if we cross paths I'll be sure to say hi. Good chance we will be able to share shells if one of us are running short.
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#4747141 - 12/26/10 02:47 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Originally Posted By: battue
Will be easy to recognize your firearms, so if we cross paths I'll be sure to say hi. Good chance we will be able to share shells if one of us are running short.


I look forward to that day. If you see this little tri colored setter in the woods I won't be far behind.


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#4747355 - 12/26/10 04:04 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: greyphase]
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Doubt if you will meet the white Springer, but the black English Cocker may come bouncing by.

Addition: Your blog is very well done. Excellent work.



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#4748768 - 12/27/10 05:33 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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battue

Your springer pic brought back memories. I hunted with springers for alot of years until my legs told me I was getting too old to keep up with them frown. so I switched to Ryman-type setters. Here's a pic pushing 20 years old of one of my springers Dolly gone but never forgotten.

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#4750564 - 12/27/10 02:55 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Had a great one. Abby here gave me 14years of good and I would love to be able to have another 14, but it can't be. She needs her rest these days.

To all fire members, I apologize for the topic hijack.

In her prime:



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#4750591 - 12/27/10 03:03 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: OldForester]
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Originally Posted By: OldForester


Winchester Super-X Model 1



OldForester:

About as nice SuperX Model1 as I have ever seen. Perhaps the most unheralded and maybe best auto ever made.
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#4759480 - 12/29/10 07:23 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Thanks! It's a nice gun, but I prefer stuff with 2 barrels, easier to clean and grab hulls from.

BTW, nice lookin' dogs guys!
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#4770831 - 01/01/11 06:02 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Originally Posted By: battue
Originally Posted By: OldForester


Winchester Super-X Model 1



OldForester:

About as nice SuperX Model1 as I have ever seen. Perhaps the most unheralded and maybe best auto ever made.



It was the best auto made. A beautiful skeet gun you have there.

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#4839480 - 01/19/11 07:37 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Maybe this one will count. 16 gauge on top.









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#4847470 - 01/22/11 04:10 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GLShooter]
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It counts in my book. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Rick

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#4865223 - 01/26/11 01:22 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: greyphase]
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Here are a few of my ugly ducks.


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#4865233 - 01/26/11 01:23 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]
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#4894364 - 02/03/11 03:47 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]
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Early Valentine Day gift from my wife; one of the recent Browning Citori 16 gauge Over/Unders - mine is a White Lightning.



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#4901076 - 02/04/11 04:48 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Beautiful guns, Odessa and Montanacreekhunter!

Montana, can you identify yours? "Inquiring (and envious) minds want to know"!
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#4902253 - 02/04/11 09:43 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Top gun Benelli M1 Super90
Middle gun Beretta Silverhawk 12ga (1969)
New Classic NID 4E 20ga (Steve Lamboy)
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#4902337 - 02/04/11 10:25 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Pimped Browning A-5 Magnum Twenty.







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#4902510 - 02/05/11 03:14 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Whitebird]
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Whitebird, that is one fantastic A-5 - how about a shot of the forearm?
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#4903366 - 02/05/11 08:54 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Here you go.





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#4903675 - 02/05/11 10:10 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Whitebird]
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Without a doubt, that is the finest looking A5 I have ever seen.
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#4903752 - 02/05/11 10:31 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Originally Posted By: Odessa
Without a doubt, that is the finest looking A5 I have ever seen.


Stocked by an old hack.... Steve Heilmann grin

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#4904642 - 02/05/11 03:14 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Whitebird]
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OOOOOO! That is a nice A-5! And, I'm not really an A-5 fan.
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#4905569 - 02/05/11 07:12 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: OldForester]
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I'm not an A-5 fan realyl either but that's a nice hunk of English
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#4906222 - 02/05/11 10:55 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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#5028203 - 03/10/11 05:10 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: RUMlover]
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My pair of 28's in their motor case!
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#5079243 - 03/24/11 06:50 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Wow!

Some fine scaterguns out there!!

I must admit, I am partial to the O/U's, (two shot auto's.)

My collection includes:

L to R

Stevens 311 12-gauge, (currently for sale in the classifieds)
Savage 24 .22LR over 20-gauge, My first shotgun
Winchester 25, My Grandpa Turks, poor man's model 12, bought used in the 20's
Weatherby Athena Grade III 12-gauge 26" bbl's
Red-Label 20-gauge 26" bbls.
Woodside 12-gauge 28" bbl's.

I've owned "security shotguns", but sold them all. Seems like no use for a shotgun you can't shoot at a clay pidgeon, pheasant, quail, chukar, or grouse with.


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#5085808 - 03/26/11 06:30 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Freedumb1]
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That Anthena has spectacular wood!!
here's a pick of my son and his skeet gun, it's a mauser 76, but OEM by Gamba.
Super gun swings beautifully!
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#5195213 - 04/30/11 07:53 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Cat, I'm with you on the O/U--I love the look of SxSs, but I shoot an O/U consistently better. That Woodside is a real keeper--there won't be any more of those, I think. You need an RL 28 to keep those two Rugers company!
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#5201686 - 05/02/11 10:13 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Man, just found this thread and have drooled over every page. You guys have some beautiful shotguns. I'm partial to the A5s and early winchester doubles. Look forward to owning both one day.
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#5201724 - 05/02/11 10:24 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Whitebird]
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Originally Posted By: Whitebird
Pimped Browning A-5 Magnum Twenty.


Not bad... I've heard of that Steve Heilmann character.

Apparently this is not his first stock work! grin

Seriously, that is one FINE gun!

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#5219558 - 05/08/11 06:39 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: jpb]
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Nothing like the A-5 shown above, but a buddy was letting go of his early 1950's standard Auto-5 in 16 gauge last week - I grabbed it up. Took this picture while out turkey hunting last week (wish I had gotten a turkey with it).

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#5223411 - 05/09/11 02:32 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Nice pic, Odessa! I'm not an auto fancier, but if I were, that would be the ONE!
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#5244694 - 05/16/11 10:13 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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My Parker 12 bore - vintage 1907
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#5246576 - 05/17/11 03:16 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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#5258694 - 05/21/11 08:38 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Thank you Mesa. That was a quick snap I took while hunting. I went out in the backyard this morning and took a little bit better picture - I sure am liking this shotgun - don't know what my buddy was thinking when he let me trade him out of it!

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#5282263 - 05/28/11 08:12 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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#5282616 - 05/29/11 04:12 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: dukxdog]
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dukxdog, not only are those beautiful shotguns, but your hunting photographs are stunning.
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#5306016 - 06/05/11 05:44 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Found a nice example of an American Browning A-5 this past week. Another 16 gauge, this one was made by Remington under Browning contract in 1941, and is in amazingly nice shape for it's age.

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#5313773 - 06/08/11 08:38 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: dukxdog]
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dukxdog

What are the boxlocks? First one looks like a Daly maybe (and a whole bunch of condition to boot)... the rest all look like guild guns... love to hear more about them or see more pics.
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#5323664 - 06/11/11 01:24 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Originally Posted By: catnthehat
My Parker 12 bore - vintage 1907



Wonderful Parher Bros. It appears to be a #2 frame.

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#5326712 - 06/12/11 03:43 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Originally Posted By: lovemy99
dukxdog

What are the boxlocks? First one looks like a Daly maybe (and a whole bunch of condition to boot)... the rest all look like guild guns... love to hear more about them or see more pics.


Daly it is made by H.A.Lindner in 1912. 16ga that weighs 5 3/4lbs with 28" barrels.

Next is a Franz Sodia from Ferlach, Austria made in 1932 with 30" barrels.

Last is a 16ga F.W. Heym made in 1923 with 26" barrels.

Thanks for the interest and compliments on the photos.
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#5327379 - 06/12/11 06:52 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: dukxdog]
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I had the good fortune to aquire Major Charles Askins Sr.'s personal 1932 custom ordered Browning Superposed. I didn't know the provenance at the time, but learned after the fact.

On the www.shotgunworld.com web site, Browning Forum, under 1933 Superposed, you'll find the story, including a bunch of stuff about the Askins family. The thread is now on page five of the Browning Forum. Over 30K hits since Nov. 2007.

Check it out (be sure you have some extra time)...

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#5375033 - 06/28/11 08:28 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Doctor_Encore]
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Originally Posted By: catnthehat
My Parker 12 bore - vintage 1907



Wonderful Parher Bros. It appears to be a #2 frame.

Doc

I never did get the letter that apparently came with the gun, but I do know it is a 16 gauge frame. PH grade maybe?
Cat
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#5375068 - 06/28/11 08:42 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Colt 1878 engraved with original ivory bead...












Webley Circa 1909, ejectors, engraved...








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#5380015 - 06/30/11 02:47 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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athena 12ga, with birdies:


my other athena, this one a 2 barrel set in 20ga & 28ga:




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#5380021 - 06/30/11 02:50 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: FyrepowrX]
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older box frame citori sporter, 28ga:
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#5380023 - 06/30/11 02:51 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: FyrepowrX]
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contender carbine, also in 28ga.
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#5380591 - 06/30/11 06:27 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: FyrepowrX]
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Straight grip Parker Reproduction. Both Sam and the shotgun are gone. Wish I could have the Dog back.



That was one cold ass day. Even the sun couldn't beat the chill back.


Edited by battue (06/30/11 06:39 PM)
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#5380712 - 06/30/11 07:14 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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I had a French Brittany I would give all my guns up to have back. I always liked the Repro's Battue almost bought an A-1 Special in the white.
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#5380774 - 06/30/11 07:34 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]
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Bought that one and another from Jaquay's when PR's went out of business. They had a couple hundred of them. Should have bought many more. Still have and hunt the other. A 20/16 two barrel set on a 20Ga frame. Which would be this one.



However, this one comes out when I decide to get evil. Model 59 Winchester.


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#5381639 - 07/01/11 08:00 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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My Father's 16Ga Parker with Miller trigger-and the prerequisite BP box-run of the mill wood added to the back.




What it does best. Don't know who the guy is with all that dark hair. "Duffy", The best I have ever had. Shotguns should have a Dog with them, so bear with me.



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#5382556 - 07/01/11 01:54 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Battue you have me lmao! Great picture of you????? LOL. You got Tobey in the picture with a grouse and a semi. Poor Tobey bring him here I will give him a good home. With a respectable own that will frame him in pictures with side by sides. LMAO. Have a great 4th of July weekend buddy. Wife and I are heading up to Maine tonight for the weekend.
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#5382682 - 07/01/11 02:46 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]
battue Offline
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Yea that be me.!!!! 25years ago to be exact. You want funny? shocked I have some, that I if I put them on a disk and post, border on scary funny.

Just came back from a 2.5hour hike with a 40lb pack just so I can try to keep up with you young Bucks. I'm guessing I look kind of funny now too. grin Hey, its all cool.

You also, drive safe and have fun. Talk to you later and we will plan on hooking up for a shoot.
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#5391231 - 07/04/11 05:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Oh I have no doubt you can keep up. So you going to post up a picture of your new Zoli for us? LOL. You know you want one!
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#5553776 - 08/24/11 02:58 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]
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Savage 30 .410


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#5565534 - 08/28/11 12:06 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: justin10mm]
ROMAC Offline
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Recent addition was a minty winchester model 12 Skeet with solid rib in 16 gauge circa 1939.


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#5646989 - 09/23/11 11:53 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ROMAC]
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Merkel 200E 12ga, Simson 12ga, Rem 870, Rätzel drilling 16/1678x57IR.


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#5672188 - 10/02/11 05:57 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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This is my deer shotgun. Savage 210F 12GA, Rifle Basix trigger, McMillan stock, talley rings, Leupold scope.

The only other two I own are a Winchester M120 20GA and a CZ Bobwhite 20GA. Both are plain but functional.


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#5740739 - 10/23/11 02:56 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 7mmfreak]
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cz bobwhite in 20 gauge. Woods a little plan, but I like the size.



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#5879815 - 12/04/11 12:19 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: joes]
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Loc: Where the Missouri & Big Sioux...
Left to right.

Marine Magnum, SpeedFeed stock. Home protection.
Savage 24D, .22 LR over 20-gauge. My first shotgun I hunted with.
Weatherby Grade III Athena 12-gauge (Made by SKB)
SKB 885 20-Gauge (They fit me lkike a glove.)
Winchester Model 25 (Poor man's Model 12. My Grandpa Turk bought this in 1954)
Winchester 1897 My Great Grandpa Graham's shotgun, he bought used before WWI. This one was built in 1900.

Shotguns can be many things. Tools to feed a family, protect ones loved ones. and a work of art. A lot of history in these 6.


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#5881109 - 12/04/11 04:52 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Freedumb1]
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Cool collection. History matters. Nice stump on those under and overs. ;-{>8
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#5888988 - 12/06/11 04:17 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: oldtrapper]
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New shootin iron! I have been looking for an 1100 LT 20ga and stumbled on this 870 28ga with a factory skeet barrel, should make a great grouse/woodcock gun.

Gun is near mint save the 2 small rust sopts seen in the 3rd pic. Love me some 28ga!







Edited by passport (12/07/11 08:18 AM)
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#5928048 - 12/16/11 03:11 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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Passport, that's a sweet-looking little 1100 there!

I don't have much experience behind a 28-gauge. I'm really a pretty terrible wingshot and need all the lead out there I can muster, so I tend to stick with 12's. (If they allowed me to hunt pheasants from a 4-wheeler with a 2-gauge punt gun I'd probably give it a go...)

But I do really like the Remington 1100, and that is a fine specimen. Enjoy!
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#5949070 - 12/21/11 10:40 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: joes]
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I'll toss a photo of my favorite gun for my first post on this forum.

A 1909 20 gauge LC Smith and the lad that carries her








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#5950557 - 12/22/11 09:52 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fishnfowler]
Mesabi Offline
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That's a great first post!

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#5952703 - 12/22/11 06:58 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesabi]
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Originally Posted By: Mesabi
That's a great first post!
Sure is!
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#5953396 - 12/22/11 11:02 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: OldForester]
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very cool... we may have too see more of that gun!!
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#5958917 - 12/24/11 10:45 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Sure,

This is from opening day this spring, but it is more of my Son's than their guns:



My older Son uses his Grandfather's Valmet 330. I shot enough pheasants with that gun in the late 70's to fill my soul forever.

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#5963421 - 12/25/11 06:42 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fishnfowler]
Mesa Offline
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I love those old Savage/Valmets: they always work. Just gave my Marine son my 330 12 ga. 28" M/F, but I still have 2 Model 2400 combination guns, a 12x.222 Rem and a 12x.308 Win, a custom-stocked 333 Skeet 12 ga., and an original 12 ga Valmet "Lion" from before Savage started importing them. Like most Finnish arms, they were designed to work in the very coldest weather, and they do.

The "Valmet" top locking system was originally designed in Bohemia (before it was Czechoslovakia), patented in France in 1922 and manufactured in France in the 1920s, then incorporated in the Remington Model 32 in 1932 when the European patent expired. Remington made the models 32 and 3200 on that patent, then Kreighoff started using it after WWII and Valmet in the early 1950s. Savage began importing Valmets in the mid-1960s and stopped in the early 1970s. Then they began making them in Italy (Tikka) and still do, I think.
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#5964022 - 12/26/11 04:08 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Passport, 0000 steel-wool and some light gun oil will take those to little splotches of rust right off, just don't be too aggressive. Nice Shotgun! Fishfowler, I really like those old doubles being used by youngsters - classy!
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#5972948 - 12/28/11 02:53 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Here's my collection of shotguns.
Top gun is Winchester Super X 1 12 ga. 2nd is a Beretta 391 12 ga. 3rd is a Baikal 28 gauge O/U and the bottom one is a Browning BPS 12 ga. Sure wouldn't mind to add a 20 ga auto to the batch






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#5973048 - 12/28/11 03:26 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: C_Hell]
rem06 Offline
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i just bought a Benelli Vinci and getting to really like it.

I am selling a safe queen Browning Mod12 28gu...

http://www.doubleshotguns.com/usedshotguns.html

it is the first under the auto's and pumps (way too nice for me to beat!) there is only one box of ammo ever fired through it.
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#6076142 - 01/22/12 12:18 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Finally picked my new CZ Redhead 28 gauge. At least i'll be able to use her for the last couple weeks of the season.

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#6088392 - 01/24/12 06:28 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: hntnnut]
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my latest and first hammerless sidelock... Lefever D...





Years of beat up stock is hiding some great walnut...well heck the whole gun could use a good cleaning but seems to be an honest gun with good bores and no cracks.

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#6108139 - 01/29/12 05:00 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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my favorite.
a plain ole 870.
got my limit today, and the last day of the season.

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#6138791 - 02/06/12 04:16 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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My most recent acquisition, a CSMC RBL-28.



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#6157084 - 02/10/12 08:57 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: OldForester]
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Here are the shotguns I have accumulated over the years. I have had the top two so long I don't even remember how I acquired them. From top to bottom - Single shot 410 EXCEL - Mossberg Bolt Action 20 Gauge with a clip and Poly-Choke - Browning A5 Belgium 20 Gauge with extra barrel - Remington 3200.


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#6160325 - 02/11/12 12:56 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Originally Posted By: lovemy99
my latest and first hammerless sidelock... Lefever D...





Years of beat up stock is hiding some great walnut...well heck the whole gun could use a good cleaning but seems to be an honest gun with good bores and no cracks.



This is a beautiful gun. Well played sir. I hope it brings you a lifetime of shooting pleasure.

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#6160355 - 02/11/12 02:47 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fishnfowler]
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Just picked up a new waterfowl gun (after doing a lot of looking for over a year) - a new Browning Magnum Twelve (MFG 1991).

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#6279480 - 03/11/12 03:59 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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New M2 Americana. ToDay was...




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#6366471 - 04/03/12 09:15 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: RaniYoshida]
Tony Offline
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A 27.5" barreled BRNO sidelock 16 gauge with chokes opened to .005" and .015". It isn't pretty but I hit better with it than any other one I own.


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#6395299 - 04/11/12 11:25 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Tony]
Mesa Offline
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I hunted all one fall in Ireland with a "black widow" BRNO just like that one. Borrowed it from one of my wife's many Donegal relatives. Probably totally illegal but the local Garda hunted with us, so apparently nobody cared. This was, however, in the mid-1960s before "The Troubles" started up again in Ulster.

A very useful and sturdy gun.
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#6432272 - 04/22/12 02:49 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Nice!!

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#6432999 - 04/22/12 06:12 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ruger00]
greyphase Offline
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This rare little gem "fell into my lap" last week. She's a 16 ga. Husqvarna Model 44 built sometime before 1884.


Once her chokes are opened up I'll be carrying her in my grouse and woodcock coverts this fall.

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#6434221 - 04/23/12 07:27 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: greyphase]
Mesa Offline
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Grayphase, that is one handsome Husky! I assume it is chambered 65mm/2 1/2"? What shells will you use?
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#6434261 - 04/23/12 07:39 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Originally Posted By: Mesa
Grayphase, that is one handsome Husky! I assume it is chambered 65mm/2 1/2"? What shells will you use?


Yes like all Husky's she has short chambers. I'll be reloading shells in the 6000 to 6500 psi range.

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#6441351 - 04/25/12 07:07 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: greyphase]
lovemy99 Offline
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Damn that thing is outstandingly beautiful!!
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#6444479 - 04/25/12 10:28 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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Loc: E. WA / N. ID
My latest score.....1902 parker vh 12ga on a #2









My bss grade 2......







My Belgian guild 16ga......I hunt this gun 99% of the season.







[img]http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z16/gyonemura/shotgun275.jpg[/img]

My bss field....


[img]http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z16/gyonemura/cali002.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z16/gyonemura/shotgun275.jpg[/img]

My old friend buck, and my 20ga ringneck.....last day wild rooster.

[img]http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z16/gyonemura/dec07089.jpg[/img]



Edited by high_country_ (04/25/12 10:39 PM)
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#6480972 - 05/07/12 10:42 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: high_country_]
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I love that parker! Drool! maybe one day I'll get one like that.

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#6511275 - 05/16/12 08:43 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bryant]
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20ga DHE, 26" IC/M and the right number of triggers. Wanted a used one for a while, but most are NIB. This one has seen some use and will see more.









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#6511300 - 05/16/12 08:53 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: SuperCub]
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Webley in the field...





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#6512975 - 05/17/12 12:57 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Another of my 16 gauge Piotti:



They're coming back..."hit like a 12, carry like a 20"!

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#6514209 - 05/17/12 08:15 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GF1]
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#6515525 - 05/18/12 09:44 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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#6520107 - 05/19/12 08:18 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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My latest acquisition: a Remington model 32 built in 1932 and restocked by Sherman Mays. 30" barrels choked full/full and a set of Briley 20ga full length fitted tubes.






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#6524848 - 05/21/12 11:48 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: weagle]
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Here's a nice old Ithaca M37 in 20ga. I've been looking for one with 26" VR bbl and factory IC choke for quite a while. When this one popped up here in Canada for less than $300/shipped, I jumped on it. Nothing special compared to most in this thread, but a nice find nonetheless.












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#6525031 - 05/21/12 12:49 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: weagle]
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Originally Posted By: weagle
My latest acquisition: a Remington model 32 built in 1932 and restocked by Sherman Mays. 30" barrels choked full/full and a set of Briley 20ga full length fitted tubes.







Sherman did the stock on my K80 and on my Winchester 101. He does a great job.
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#6556230 - 06/01/12 01:29 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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#6587175 - 06/12/12 04:57 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I'm not quite out of the dog house yet, because of my latest purchase










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#6587292 - 06/12/12 06:12 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pa_gus]
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I stay in the dog house, just put in central heat and air and a fla screeen and your fine.....
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#6685416 - 07/15/12 01:52 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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This couple follwed me home today.
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#6689354 - 07/16/12 07:55 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: digger44]
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#6712013 - 07/24/12 03:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ROMAC]
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The Baker is more of an occasional gun.
The Ithaca is all business:











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#6714582 - 07/25/12 12:26 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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Edited by cdb (07/25/12 12:27 PM)
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#6715749 - 07/25/12 07:16 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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thanks to a fine fellow here on the 'fire...16ga model 37..

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#6716571 - 07/26/12 05:48 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: cdb]
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Originally Posted By: cdb


Man you have those WInchesters stacked up like cord wood...... I like it...
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#6737660 - 08/01/12 07:42 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Starting from the top, Nos. 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8have gone to new custodians.


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#6749614 - 08/06/12 08:40 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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A Ugartechea 12 bore slug or shot gun.







A CZ 16 Bore sidelock.

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#6767439 - 08/11/12 10:59 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Originally Posted By: cdb


Man you have those WInchesters stacked up like cord wood...... I like it...


My favorite shotgun, and they fit me.
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#6768396 - 08/12/12 10:21 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: cdb]
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English droplock SxS, Italian sidelocks and good old American Pumps



But as much as I love European doubles I have a soft spot for M-12's, especially SR 16 & 20 ga versions, and had this one built for ptarmigan hunting here on the Alaskan peninsula.







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#6769236 - 08/12/12 03:11 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 458Win]
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Very nice Model 12.
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#6769260 - 08/12/12 03:22 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: weagle]
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Very nice!
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#6800126 - 08/22/12 07:13 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: model70man]
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I spent Sunday afternoon shooting the local 5 stand with my 20ga SxS Zoli's. From left to right Antonio Zoli Silver Hawk, Antonio Zoli Silver Fox and Kleinguenther F.lli Zoli


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#6803946 - 08/24/12 01:17 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: weagle]
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458,

The M-12 is very impessive.

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#6806901 - 08/24/12 08:42 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Doctor_Encore]
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Picked up this little 16ga Simson 76e on the 20ga frame recently and a Fortuna by Simson 12/12/9,3X74R drilling.







Drilling:







I had to sell some of my others do get these, but I'm decreasing the herd and improving the stock.
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#6806906 - 08/24/12 08:44 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: FyrepowrX]
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thanks to a fine fellow here on the 'fire...16ga model 37..






THAT got the pulse rate up! cool cool (two cool)
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#6807754 - 08/25/12 08:48 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 458Win]
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Originally Posted By: 458Win
English droplock SxS, Italian sidelocks and good old American Pumps



But as much as I love European doubles I have a soft spot for M-12's, especially SR 16 & 20 ga versions, and had this one built for ptarmigan hunting here on the Alaskan peninsula.









totally dig the droplock, what gauge?
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#6808610 - 08/25/12 02:58 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Weagle, I'm happy to see somebody else who appreciates Antonio Zoli doubles! The "Silver Hawk" is a real sleeper if you can find one. The only thing I've never understood is why the Italians insist on chambering lightweight 20s and 12s made for upland shooting for the 3" magnum shells. I did find that 3" steel 4s worked fairly well in my 20s for pheasants where you can't use lead, but the 3" 12s in that light a gun (or a Ruger Gold Label, for that matter) are just flinch makers....
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#6809322 - 08/25/12 07:43 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Mesa,

As I remember, Browning did some tests back in the 1950s with 3" chambers and 2 3/4" ammo. They found they had marginally better patters with 2 3/4" ammo out of 3" chambers than they got out of 2 3/4" chambers, so they figured "why not 3?".
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#6809324 - 08/25/12 07:44 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Originally Posted By: lovemy99
Originally Posted By: 458Win
English droplock SxS, Italian sidelocks and good old American Pumps



But as much as I love European doubles I have a soft spot for M-12's, especially SR 16 & 20 ga versions, and had this one built for ptarmigan hunting here on the Alaskan peninsula.









totally dig the droplock, what gauge?


What he said! laugh cool
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#6833098 - 09/02/12 05:53 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: luv2safari]
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I had these out the other day, taking pictures for a prospective buyer.

A pair of 20 ga Red Labels....




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#6840997 - 09/04/12 05:10 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ColdBore]
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Thanks pal. I had myself talked out of a Ruger till I saw these, thanks alot......
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#6849132 - 09/07/12 04:36 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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My shotguns are not as fancy as some of you guys have but they serve me well. I have a 1968 Remington 870 Wingmaster, Benelli Super 90 and a Marocchi O/U 12ga. mod. Zero 3

I maybe send some picks later grin


Edited by Konnari (09/07/12 04:37 AM)

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#6849416 - 09/07/12 06:36 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Konnari]
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I have an old style Ruger 20 with the blue receiver with 26" barrels choked sk/sk. It is in the back of the vault and I have not shot it in years. Good old gun, it is what I bought when I was starting to shoot skeet when I stopped shooting a pump.


Edited by pullit (09/07/12 06:38 AM)
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#6855936 - 09/09/12 01:38 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Konnari]
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The Marocchi are very good shotguns, IMO. I used one in Africa in 9,3X74R & 12ga. It was their gun they made for the Valmet 412/512 line. It had double triggers and was very well made and reliable.
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#6861005 - 09/11/12 07:15 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Marocchi shotguns are excellent and the 512 Finn model is also quite common around here. Here are some picks:

Me and my faithful Benelli Super 90 grin



and the Marocchi Mod. Zero 3 O/U 12ga.






Edited by Konnari (09/11/12 08:54 AM)

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#6894614 - 09/21/12 07:31 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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#6897498 - 09/22/12 03:14 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Merkel 20ga


B. Rizzini 16ga
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#6897633 - 09/22/12 05:30 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: FieldGrade]
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Hard to beat a Merkel. Nice!!!!
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#6898217 - 09/22/12 09:12 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Originally Posted By: battue
Hard to beat a Merkel. Nice!!!!


Thanks.
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If I'd a known I was that good of an employee I would have asked for a raise.
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#6898264 - 09/22/12 09:31 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: FieldGrade]
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Originally Posted By: battue
Hard to beat a Merkel. Nice!!!!


Thanks.
Boss gave it to me when I retired.
If I'd a known I was that good of an employee I would have asked for a raise.

laugh laugh

Beats the heck out of the traditional gold watch... smile

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#6898399 - 09/22/12 10:24 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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I traded for this 28 ga. Merkel a couple of years ago. Puglisi Gun Emporium in Duluth, MN had the gun and we were able to put together a deal.

It handles and shoots as good as it looks.

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#6898482 - 09/22/12 11:00 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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This is my Benelli Super Black Eagle. I've been shooting it since they first came out. Love it!
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#6898501 - 09/22/12 11:09 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: antlers]
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Originally Posted By: antlers

This is my Benelli Super Black Eagle. I've been shooting it since they first came out. Love it!


NICE.

Hope that's a game warden Kosher number of ducks... blush

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#6899322 - 09/22/12 05:16 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Beautiful gun! laugh cool

Quick snaps of my favorite gun cabinet...


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#6899791 - 09/22/12 08:08 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: luv2safari]
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Wow! That's a fine rack of impressive shotguns.
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#6923542 - 09/30/12 02:30 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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#6928032 - 10/01/12 08:15 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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Looks like some vintage and very fine Ithaca trap guns.

Is that a Remington sitting between the '97 and M-12?

DF

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#6928344 - 10/01/12 10:41 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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believe one is a Baker, other is an Ithaca...

my latest...recently restored... some before and afters...



















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#6928780 - 10/02/12 06:26 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
Dirtfarmer Offline
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Originally Posted By: lovemy99
believe one is a Baker, other is an Ithaca...

my latest...recently restored... some before and afters...





















I noticed the different lock up after I posted what I posted. So, I was suspicious that one wasn't an Ithaca.

You did a wonderful job of restoration there. Super.

Thanks for sharing.

Check out the before and after on the Charles Askins Superposed. James Flynn restored the wood on that one.

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=124719&start=180

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#6931236 - 10/02/12 06:06 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Originally Posted By: Dirtfarmer
Looks like some vintage and very fine Ithaca trap guns.

Is that a Remington sitting between the '97 and M-12?

DF


1934 Remington 31 12 ga. Riot.

1919 Baker Elite and a 1927 Ithaca 4e

The Ithaca 4E Knick shipped April 14, 1927 to a C.R Swartz in Kenyon, Ohio, and is my regular trap gun.
There might be better guns out there, but I doubt it:















Edited by Bushmaster1313 (10/02/12 08:47 PM)

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#6932457 - 10/03/12 05:34 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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Now THAT'S a pattern!!! Kudos..
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#6933232 - 10/03/12 09:51 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Now THAT'S a pattern!!! Kudos..


Agreed.

The more I read and study those old shotgun gurus, the more amazed I am by what they knew. They were masters of the shotgun choke.

By chance, I ended up with Major Charles Askins Senior's personal Browning Superposed, built to his specifications for hunting desert quail. I've since acquired some of his books and am very impressed by his depth of knowledge and fine writing style. He was one of the top shotgun writers in his day, in fact, was the highest paid gunwriter of that era.

The SGW link previously posted gives the story. Pretty neat bit of history.

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#6936451 - 10/04/12 06:11 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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Originally Posted By: Bushmaster1313
Originally Posted By: Dirtfarmer
Looks like some vintage and very fine Ithaca trap guns.

Is that a Remington sitting between the '97 and M-12?

DF


1934 Remington 31 12 ga. Riot.

1919 Baker Elite and a 1927 Ithaca 4e

The Ithaca 4E Knick shipped April 14, 1927 to a C.R Swartz in Kenyon, Ohio, and is my regular trap gun.
There might be better guns out there, but I doubt it:















How do the Baker and Ithaca compare?

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#6936727 - 10/04/12 07:49 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Baker is a 1928 Dusenberg-big and beautiful and strong.
Ithaca is Shelby Cobra - lithe and fast.

The Baker is a big gun. The Ithaca compact and seems to point itself

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#6936742 - 10/04/12 07:53 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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Originally Posted By: Bushmaster1313
Baker is a 1928 Dusenberg-big and beautiful and strong.
Ithaca is Shelby Cobra - lithe and fast.

The Baker is a big gun. The Ithaca compact and seems to point itself


How do they compare regarding value?

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#6936796 - 10/04/12 08:11 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Originally Posted By: Bushmaster1313
Baker is a 1928 Dusenberg-big and beautiful and strong.
Ithaca is Shelby Cobra - lithe and fast.

The Baker is a big gun. The Ithaca compact and seems to point itself


How do they compare regarding value?

DF


Whatever the market will bear.

All unreasonably high offers for the Baker will be seriously considered.


Edited by Bushmaster1313 (10/04/12 08:13 AM)

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#6939059 - 10/04/12 08:28 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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not to knock the gun AT ALL, as the Ithaca SBTs are great guns, but up through 4Es are really pretty common and don't bring huge money at all. Even the 5-7s don't bring stupid money for the amount of engraving... and it should be noted that Ithaca routinely used much nicer wood on all grades of guns than any other major SxS builder of the era. I have owned or own two Grade 2s and both have exception wood for a pretty basic level of shotgun.

I think the Baker probably would command a bit more just on rarity sake more than anything...Baker doubles like the "black beauty are not uncommon but I certainly don't see a lot of the SBTs around.

just my $.02.


And DF, I can claim basically no part of the Pieper restoration other than writing the check and sourcing the buttplate which came from some GREAT help from a fellow campfire member who took a great deal of risk and bore some initial expense to help me get a duplicate made... great ppl here on the fire.

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#6939068 - 10/04/12 08:31 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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PS.... look very closely at the damascus and tell me what you see... its pretty incredible if you ask me and is why I restored the gun... I have only a basic understanding of how damascus is made but this sure as hell has me perplexed on how it could be done...


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#6939090 - 10/04/12 08:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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If ya like such things, and I do, that damascus is some of the most mind boggling I have ever seen. Thank-you, so much for posting it.


That ain't no Belgian clunker.
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#6939093 - 10/04/12 08:41 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: oldtrapper]
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My kids used to make fancy designs by assembling acrylic clay of different colors and re-rolling it and cutting it etc. This has to be something similar. Just amazing!
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#6939836 - 10/05/12 06:45 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Originally Posted By: lovemy99
PS.... look very closely at the damascus and tell me what you see... its pretty incredible if you ask me and is why I restored the gun... I have only a basic understanding of how damascus is made but this sure as hell has me perplexed on how it could be done...




I had been looking at that pattern. A lost art, no doubt.

It is beautiful.

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#6939849 - 10/05/12 06:49 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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It looks like it is a "Pieper" shotgun, the name appears over and over in the pattern...
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#6939891 - 10/05/12 07:00 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Originally Posted By: shrapnel
It looks like it is a "Pieper" shotgun, the name appears over and over in the pattern...


WOW, I just saw that.

Wonder how one can make letters with Damascus patterns.

I'd like to know more about that, for sure.

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#6940315 - 10/05/12 09:06 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Any of you ever see that before?
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#6940368 - 10/05/12 09:21 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: oldtrapper]
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Originally Posted By: oldtrapper
Any of you ever see that before?


Never, but I almost missed that one.

And, I'm not a Damascus expert at all.

DF


Edited to add Pieper was a Belgium gun maker. See this link. http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/5435981/1 I see some old Pieper Damascus guns on the internet, but their barrels are so dirty, fine details can't be seen.


Edited by Dirtfarmer (10/05/12 09:28 AM)

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#6940506 - 10/05/12 10:04 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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How about one of America's finest, a fluid steel Hopkins and Allen 16 bore hammer gun. grin

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#6940626 - 10/05/12 10:58 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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Originally Posted By: Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted By: oldtrapper
Any of you ever see that before?


Never, but I almost missed that one.

And, I'm not a Damascus expert at all.

DF


Edited to add Pieper was a Belgium gun maker. See this link. http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/5435981/1 I see some old Pieper Damascus guns on the internet, but their barrels are so dirty, fine details can't be seen.


That may not even be Damascus. It could be a pattern put on the gun to make it look Damascus. In those days, the Damascus gun had a better reputation than the fluid steel barrels of the day...
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#6940775 - 10/05/12 11:53 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Originally Posted By: shrapnel
Originally Posted By: Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted By: oldtrapper
Any of you ever see that before?


Never, but I almost missed that one.

And, I'm not a Damascus expert at all.

DF


Edited to add Pieper was a Belgium gun maker. See this link. http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/5435981/1 I see some old Pieper Damascus guns on the internet, but their barrels are so dirty, fine details can't be seen.


That may not even be Damascus. It could be a pattern put on the gun to make it look Damascus. In those days, the Damascus gun had a better reputation than the fluid steel barrels of the day...

Hmmm...

Now, that would make a lot of sense. How in the world could a Damascus craftsman repeatedly incorporate letters into his process. I'd think that would be just about impossible. Wonder how they put that pattern in place such that it would last?

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#6941216 - 10/05/12 02:27 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Only 5740 Ithaca Knick SBT's were made.
The nice thing is that they do not sell for stupid money.
My original gun from 1927 was about $1005.
In it's time it was the best of the best and it's like driving a 55 Chevy convertable.

Originally Posted By: lovemy99
not to knock the gun AT ALL, as the Ithaca SBTs are great guns, but up through 4Es are really pretty common and don't bring huge money at all. Even the 5-7s don't bring stupid money for the amount of engraving... and it should be noted that Ithaca routinely used much nicer wood on all grades of guns than any other major SxS builder of the era. I have owned or own two Grade 2s and both have exception wood for a pretty basic level of shotgun.

I think the Baker probably would command a bit more just on rarity sake more than anything...Baker doubles like the "black beauty are not uncommon but I certainly don't see a lot of the SBTs around.

just my $.02.


And DF, I can claim basically no part of the Pieper restoration other than writing the check and sourcing the buttplate which came from some GREAT help from a fellow campfire member who took a great deal of risk and bore some initial expense to help me get a duplicate made... great ppl here on the fire.


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#6942555 - 10/05/12 09:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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Originally Posted By: Bushmaster1313
Only 5740 Ithaca Knick SBT's were made.
The nice thing is that they do not sell for stupid money.
My original gun from 1927 was about $1005.
In it's time it was the best of the best and it's like driving a 55 Chevy convertable.

Originally Posted By: lovemy99
not to knock the gun AT ALL, as the Ithaca SBTs are great guns, but up through 4Es are really pretty common and don't bring huge money at all. Even the 5-7s don't bring stupid money for the amount of engraving... and it should be noted that Ithaca routinely used much nicer wood on all grades of guns than any other major SxS builder of the era. I have owned or own two Grade 2s and both have exception wood for a pretty basic level of shotgun.

I think the Baker probably would command a bit more just on rarity sake more than anything...Baker doubles like the "black beauty are not uncommon but I certainly don't see a lot of the SBTs around.

just my $.02.


And DF, I can claim basically no part of the Pieper restoration other than writing the check and sourcing the buttplate which came from some GREAT help from a fellow campfire member who took a great deal of risk and bore some initial expense to help me get a duplicate made... great ppl here on the fire.



that's a ton of SBTs compared to most makers of the era... Fox made a little over 400 total.

coincidentally, I saw a 5E SBT at auction just today, listed with an expected sales price of $2000-$3000.
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#6942597 - 10/05/12 10:03 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Originally Posted By: shrapnel
Originally Posted By: Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted By: oldtrapper
Any of you ever see that before?


Never, but I almost missed that one.

And, I'm not a Damascus expert at all.

DF


Edited to add Pieper was a Belgium gun maker. See this link. http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/5435981/1 I see some old Pieper Damascus guns on the internet, but their barrels are so dirty, fine details can't be seen.


That may not even be Damascus. It could be a pattern put on the gun to make it look Damascus. In those days, the Damascus gun had a better reputation than the fluid steel barrels of the day...


It's real damascus... I just had the barrels "reblacked" by one of the most well known damascus barrel guys in the US (he actually did the whole restoration). I think it would be equally as impressive to put some sort of even and repeatable "coating" on a set of barrels in 1889 and have it still be visible this many years later.

Here is a good before picture showing the years of slow rusting that hid the underneath pattern after a light sanding...



I am somewhat hesitant to admit that I had no idea about the barrels when I bought the gun... just pure dumb luck... was looking for an cheap and nice hammer gun to consider restoring and playing with myself.

DF, there are lots of Pieper guns out there...one of the first to "mass produce" guns... they made single shot rim-fires, pistols, shotguns, and rifle/shotgun combos. However, you won't find very many with that damascus on them (or this grade of wood)...



I've done quite a good bit of research on the subject and have only found one other known gun with this damascus. There are likely a few others but at this point can't imagine there are too many.

Pieper is most famous for the breech block barrel design. The chamber area of this gun are fluid steel but the barrels are obviously the damascus pattern...



The barrels are engraved "Grand Prize Paris Exhibition 1889"

not a great picture but...

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#6942890 - 10/06/12 05:23 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Very interesting. Learned a lot that I didn't know. Thanks for sharing.

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#6943006 - 10/06/12 06:17 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dirtfarmer]
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The most common Peiper guns in the US are their bottom-of-the-line "farmer doubles" sold by Wards and others as the "Bayard Arms" brand. Most of them are very worn by now and probably not shooters any more, but one in good condition can be shot after being checked by a seriously expert "old doubles" gunsmith, as long as you use 2 1/2" black powder or low pressure smokeless shells. They don't have the fluid steel monobloc breach that many of the higher grade Peipers (like the one shown) have.

I have my great grandfather's Peiper "Cape gun," a side-by-side hammer combination gun on a miniature frame that was made with a 2" .410/12mm shotgun barrel on the right side and a ".44 Largo" (.44-40 WCF) barrel on the left. He bought it in Panama City in the first decade of the 20th century. It also has damascus barrels (no fancy pattern) with the steel monobloc breach.

Peiper guns are very under-appreciated in the US, IMO.
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#6943368 - 10/06/12 08:11 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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I haven't truly lusted after a gun in quite a while, but that one brings back the itch.
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#6943379 - 10/06/12 08:14 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: oldtrapper]
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The Greener cross bolt is a nice touch IMO. I like their strength and mechanical advantage.


I hope ya shoot it.
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#6943714 - 10/06/12 10:10 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: oldtrapper]
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its likely going to BC with me in a few days... hoping to have time to take it after a few grouse.
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#6945210 - 10/06/12 07:06 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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This arrived last May. A 16 gauge flintlock fowler by Mike Brooks. Been shooting Trap with it and working up loads. It goes into the field next week when the Upland season opens in PA.

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#6946436 - 10/07/12 08:45 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: PeteD]
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Now THAT is class. I think MY once-a-year single shot shotgun hunt is a "handicap" event. This takes it to a whole new level of expertise!

Beautiful. I want one, but I'd insist on "all modern conveniences,"meaning a percussion cap action. Just not ready for flint, although it would sure be easy to "keep your powder dry" here in Sou Cal....
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#6946719 - 10/07/12 10:57 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: PeteD]
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Originally Posted By: PeteD
This arrived last May. A 16 gauge flintlock fowler by Mike Brooks. Been shooting Trap with it and working up loads. It goes into the field next week when the Upland season opens in PA.



holy crud... that's going to be adding a unique challenge to upland hunting!! What does that thing weight? This would certainly require that follow through thing...

I like your style and can respect the challenge that you are adding... but I hope you have a dog that holds them tight!
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#6962730 - 10/12/12 05:39 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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I got a 10 spot says it weighs less than you think. Without knowing any of the dims my guess would be 7# or a small bit more.

I've a .45 cal rifle w/42" barrel that weighs 7#3oz that fools everyone that picks it up after asking the same.

Some lovely iron in this thread...ought to haul out my camera...
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#6996455 - 10/22/12 09:17 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: DigitalDan]
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Here are a couple of my Rugers, a 28 and a 20. The 20 is the blued one, an early gun, engraved, and has been very reliable over the years. Its a bit to heavy for a 20 bore. The 28 is a delight to carry and as good a quail gun as I have had.





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#7013278 - 10/27/12 08:35 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: stantdm]
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I too have a Red Label 28. Mine has the 28" barrels. Deadly. Wish I'd got a 28 40 years ago.

Also like the restrained style of the engraving on your 20. Too many of them are just overdone. Yours is--classy. Easy to look at but doesn't yell out "Look at me; I'm classy!"


Edited by Mesa (10/27/12 08:36 PM)
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#7026507 - 10/31/12 03:05 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Thank you. I wish we knew who did it.

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#7033024 - 11/02/12 09:09 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: stantdm]
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Yes, it would be very interesting to know who the engraver was. Many of them kinda go overboard with the decoration; yours didn't.

One thing I will say in defense of Ruger's 20 guages is that you can actually shoot 3" shells in their 3" chambers without getting socked with recoil because their weight helps slow the recoil impulse. So if you have to use the 20 for everything from bunnies to gobblers or geese or coyotes, you CAN. I own several Italian double 20 magnums (A. Zoli SxS and Beretta O/U) and they are nice and light to carry for upland hunting but kick like crazy with magnum shells.

When Ruger did make a lightweight double (the Gold Label 12 SxS), they stayed with 3" chambers. I've only fired 3" magnums in mine once. That was quite enough.
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#7063229 - 11/10/12 04:36 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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#7069049 - 11/12/12 03:25 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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Neat!!! First 31R I've ever seen--kind of a rare bird! The "Cadillac of Riot Guns"??? (Or is that the Belgian Browning Auto Fives the Brits used to issue for jungle warfare?).
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#7294423 - 01/10/13 11:32 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I did some trading 2 weeks ago and ended up with a Ithaca 200E in 20 Ga. Points perfect for me. Can't wait to bust some clays or Bobs with it.
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#7314683 - 01/15/13 03:09 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Hello everyone, I also have gun and I wanted to share the photo with you people but unfortunately I don't know how to share a photo, so please must tell me how I can i post, and I also really admire to pullit because he have a nice one,

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#7344601 - 01/21/13 06:16 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Allyson]
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Here's my 20 gauge Thomas Bland and Sons , Damascus , nitro proofed.
Next to it is the 16 gauge FAIR 40th Anniversaire that I got for a birthday present from the wife- 40 only in each gauge and no 12's!
This one is super light, back trigger is the IC, front is mod on the 28"barrel, but as ordered by me.

Here's the Bland in its case, rosewood rod sits under the barrels.

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#7420667 - 02/09/13 03:11 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Originally Posted By: lovemy99
Originally Posted By: PeteD
This arrived last May. A 16 gauge flintlock fowler by Mike Brooks. Been shooting Trap with it and working up loads. It goes into the field next week when the Upland season opens in PA.



holy crud... that's going to be adding a unique challenge to upland hunting!! What does that thing weight? This would certainly require that follow through thing...

I like your style and can respect the challenge that you are adding... but I hope you have a dog that holds them tight!

Sorry that I missed your question when it was posted.
How much does it weigh?
Six pounds four ounces.
Points like a wand.
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#7432072 - 02/11/13 08:57 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: PeteD]
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wow! way lighter than I would have ever expected.
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#7441850 - 02/14/13 07:42 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Since I had to take these for a different thread, I figured I may as well post them here too.

Not the best, it's overcast and flat light outside right now (gonna snow later...), but here ya go.

Top to bottom:

12 Ga 685 Target with 30" barrels

20 ga 685 Target with 28" barrels

28 ga 685 Target with 28" barrels

28 ga 605 Hunting with 26" barrels (the "new" one).

Missing is the 3-barrel set.

Wood is actually better on all that it looks here, but the lighting just wouldn't cooperate. crazy










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#7518235 - 03/06/13 11:41 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ColdBore]
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Always wanted a nice English style double and finally found one for a decent price. Grulla 12 gauge 27-1/2" barrels. Best as I can tell it is a Model 209E.


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#7518325 - 03/06/13 12:00 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Phillip_Nesmith]
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Been awhile not sure if I posted in the thread before but oh well...

My "go-to shotgun" Belgian/French SxS 12 bore from the 1950s, Belgian action that was finished by a French artisan maker Seytre.



Also I love my old GDR drilling as well:

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#7532468 - 03/10/13 10:59 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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wow i really love your shotguns. i just sold mine.
any advice for a new one?

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#7532558 - 03/10/13 11:21 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Allyson]
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My H Pieper 12 Ga.






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#7555125 - 03/16/13 09:54 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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#7570803 - 03/21/13 01:34 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bushmaster1313]
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Whelanman, I see your Peiper has the original :monobloc" barrels, a Peiper specialty, if not their invention.

Does it have a steel monobloc on Damascus barrels? I've seen several of those; kinda the best of both worlds in those days.
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#7572270 - 03/21/13 08:15 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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waiting for delivery of this one - a 10 bore Westley Richards bar in wood. smile

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#7573101 - 03/22/13 06:38 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Originally Posted By: catnthehat
That Anthena has spectacular wood!!
here's a pick of my son and his skeet gun, it's a mauser 76, but OEM by Gamba.
Super gun swings beautifully!
Cat

I just looked at this pic again and realized that I made a terrible mistake!!
That is not his Gamba, but in fact a custom ordered FAIR LX600 goose with 34" barrels , and 12 gauge 3 1/2" chambers!!
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#7573125 - 03/22/13 06:45 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Wow!
Some awesome shotguns here.
This was my main duck and goose gun this year.
A cheapie Dehann imported Turkish huglu.
Kilt lots of birds with it this season.

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#7815685 - 06/13/13 06:27 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: splattermatic]
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Here's the newest addition to the stable.
Kolar sporting.

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#7822697 - 06/16/13 01:21 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: willhunt4]
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wow... that nice stock almost looks out of place on that shotgun!
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#7920323 - 07/22/13 09:25 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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like to show my winchester model 12 16ga love that gun!


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#7962614 - 08/07/13 04:27 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mooshoo]
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Didn't think this one would ever come back to normal. While in the process of taking a fall that I knew was going to last a few seconds I wanted rid of the shotgun and gave it a pitch up the hill. When I climbed back up, the stock was cracked and shattered thru the wrist. One good twist would have left it in two pieces.

Knew a fellow who I thought maybe able to bring it back, but it turns out he retired and trained a young kid to follow in his footsteps. He said don't worry Wes will do just fine. Trusted the lad and more than happy with how it turned out.

Parker Reproduction: 20/16 Ga two barrel set. Case Hardening is gone from the receiver and the 16Ga barrel has lost most of its blue. 20Ga barrels are virgin for the exception of one Grouse kill. The 16 barrels have taken more than I could ever remember. The stock was pretty beat up before the fall from hanging around the Grouse wood for almost 20 years. Time to start over and the wear the shine off again. Hoopefully without breaking it. wink






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#7962725 - 08/07/13 05:04 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Holy crap that looks perfect. Who did the work?
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#7962760 - 08/07/13 05:16 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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What a grouse gun!!

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#7962766 - 08/07/13 05:18 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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Young Buck who works out of Joel Etchen guns outside of Ligonier. Ask for Wes. Probably stronger than before I broke it. You can't find the break and it was one twist away from being in two pieces.

The refinish and checkering recut is as good as I've seen.
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#7962775 - 08/07/13 05:21 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
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You have seen pre-break pics of it in the recent English Cocker thread.

Just got it back today.
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#7962850 - 08/07/13 05:50 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Whelanman, I see your Peiper has the original :monobloc" barrels, a Peiper specialty, if not their invention.

Does it have a steel monobloc on Damascus barrels? I've seen several of those; kinda the best of both worlds in those days.


Steel on damascus!
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#7964445 - 08/08/13 09:30 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Whelenman]
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Okay, what I meant was "fluid cast or forged steel on Damascus/laminated steel"--picky, picky!

But I agree, Damascus IS steel....
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#7966858 - 08/09/13 07:37 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesa]
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Here's a cheap ol' Davidson 16ga. Choked M/F, and I'd really like to open it up to M/IC or LM/LM. I also need to send it somewhere that knows something about SxSs...sometimes the firing pins hang in the brass and she doesn't want to break open right. It's nothing fancy, but I had been eyeing this gun almost every day for about 6 months after school when I was 12 or so, and I got it for my birthday that year. Like I said, it's just a cheap old Spanish made gun, but I love it. I might buy a few boxes of 16ga classic double Hevi-shot and try to kill a few limits of ducks with it this year.

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#7967151 - 08/09/13 09:20 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: quackaddict]
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16 Ga Gran Citori 28 inch tubes....












Edited by passport (08/10/13 04:07 AM)
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#7967263 - 08/09/13 09:58 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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I want one of those in a bad way.
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#7967265 - 08/09/13 09:58 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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The Grans are nice. Did they put that one on a 12 or 20 frame or did that make a 16 specific frame? What does it weigh?


Edited by battue (08/09/13 10:55 AM)
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#7967445 - 08/09/13 11:35 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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I thought they were on a 16 ga frame but I'm not 100% sure. I do know it's NOT a 12 bore frame. Mine weighs 7.2 lbs.

Nicest shooting Citori I have ever shot, the balance is near perfect.
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#7967638 - 08/09/13 01:08 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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Nice weight for a dedicated Pheasant shotgun.
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#7967699 - 08/09/13 01:39 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Originally Posted By: battue
Nice weight for a dedicated Pheasant shotgun.


My thoughts exactly
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#8072359 - 09/15/13 11:11 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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My favorite shotgun. Was Dad's but after YEARS of whining, he gave it to me. Remington 870 16ga. circa 1972.
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#8072715 - 09/15/13 01:12 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: High_Brass]
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Nice old Remington...my favorite..

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#8076705 - 09/16/13 07:04 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: High_Brass]
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I got this model 37 16ga so I could stop the whining. smirk The stock is smudged and is in good shape. Not having a 16ga is like not having a .45 or 30-06. wink


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#8076713 - 09/16/13 07:06 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dave_in_WV]
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1926 M12 12ga solid rib barrel. The barrel is 26" and has screw in chokes. The barrel at the muzzle was crushed and the barrel was cut and modified for the choke tubes.

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#8077973 - 09/17/13 08:47 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dave_in_WV]
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I'd say whoever crushed it may have done you a favor in a couple ways. Nice pick-up.
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#8093564 - 09/22/13 04:42 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Price was on top of the list. wink
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#8109656 - 09/28/13 04:43 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Dave_in_WV]
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Merkel 400 Leightweight Field SXS, 12GA fixed choke improved cylinder & improved modified, bought off a fellow Campfire member. Love it, crazy light and shoulders perfectly. A keeper for sure.

Scott


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#8154686 - 10/13/13 04:28 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: woodshed]
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Today I retrieved my model 12 heavy duck with a solid rib and my 1950's model 1897 from the local gunshop.. Had them up for sale for about a month or more.. Finally decided even if I didn't shoot them much, I loved having them in the safe!! Did sell a model 37 solid rib to my best pal, so now I have something to search for at the gunshows...

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#8155206 - 10/13/13 06:56 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
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Some of my favorites





Left to right:
Browning 425 Millers American Hunter 12 Gauge
Browning 525 Sporting 16 Gauge
Browning 525 Field 20 Gauge
Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen

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#8169626 - 10/18/13 01:08 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: win7stw]
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A Fox and prey:


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#8184563 - 10/23/13 03:01 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mesabi]
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OUTSTANDING !!!!
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#8199676 - 10/28/13 11:25 AM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mathsr]
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Originally Posted By: Mathsr
Here is what is left of my Merkel 2001 E. It was given to me by my wife for my 50th birthday. It is a 12ga, extra fancy wood 28 inch barrels and pure death in a dove field. Ever since it was stolen it has been back to a 30year old Browning pump. Maybe one day the Merkel will find its way home.



I posted the picture in the quote above a few years ago. Haven't seen or heard from the Merkel. The picture below is what I got to replace it. It spent a few years with a friend of mine that does some engraving. It is a Ruger Gold Label. I like the way it shoots and handles much better than the Merkel and with the interchangeable choke tubes it will be much more versatile.



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#8200391 - 10/28/13 03:26 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mathsr]
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Make sure you have a cylinder bore and an improved cylinder for the woodies on the creek. I can't wait to see some scratches and duck blood on that one.

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#8200586 - 10/28/13 04:26 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 348srfun]
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It will earn its scratches. Already got the chokes in place.
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#8201185 - 10/28/13 06:50 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Mathsr]
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Beautiful gun !!

But it's missing a trigger. grin
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#8201264 - 10/28/13 07:05 PM Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Yoder409]
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I do wish it had double triggers. Should be against the law to make a side by side with a single trigger. I still really like the gun though.
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